A Matter of Brilliance is a professional jewelry appraisal company based in Newton, MA, founded by Aimee Berrent, Graduate Gemologist. Our appraisals can be used to:
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Ms. Berrent is incredibly professional yet absolutely warm and willing to give advice. She is very careful with all of my jewelry (I have had her appraise multiple pieces) and they always come back shining.
It is nice that she provides a copy of the appraisal for my records and I have never felt that the appraisal is over or under what it should be- always just right.
I honestly will never go to any appraiser other than Aimee. Her talent and personality combined make it an excellent experience.
There is no one better in the business! Aimee provides helpful information, great advice and is a funny, nice person to boot. I have been using her for years, and have sent many friends and family members to use her services as well, all with rave reviews.
She is multi-purposed for appraisals, sales and finding the difficult piece of jewelry (including helping design). She is flexible and prompt, and is really looking out for your best interests. I can't recommend her enough!
Aimee provided excellent professional appraisal services. She encouraged me to be present, answered my questions, explained what she was looking at and how that affected an appraisal.
She provided me with clearly written documentation that I was able to use to insure some items that needed coverage. I have been singing her praises to friends who mention that they have some jewelry that needs appraising. I would use her services again without hesitation.
Aimee appraised a brooch and a bracelet for me.
While I watched, she examined and cleaned both pieces with great care and with special equipment. At the same time she told me everything she saw, and gave me values for both estate and insurance purposes. She later provided complete and appropriate documentation, ready for filing or copying as needed.
I was delighted with Aimee's knowledge and her expertise, and will continue to turn to her for advice about other jewelry.
Not ever having sold jewelry or gold before, I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect in working with Aimee. I found it very convenient that she can either travel to her clients or meet them at her office. I set an appointment with her at the office, and upon arrival she completely put me at ease.
It is very clear upon meeting her that Aimee is a polished appraisal and gemologist professional who clearly knows her business. It should be noted that she works in high quality fashion jewelry as well as fine jewelry. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Aimee, I look forward to working with her again, and I would highly recommend her to others.
I entrusted Aimee, and rightly so, with an inherited bracelet and a pin, both in precious stones.
She carefully evaluated them, using her microscope and other instruments, taught me a great deal about them, and then gave me documentation to use for insurance and resale purposes.
The documentation was carefully written and placed in folders for safekeeping. In addition to all this professionalism, Aimee was a sweetheart to work with. Next time I need an appraiser, she's the one I'll call on. Highly recommended.
Aimee Berrent, NAPO-NE 2012 Volunteer Recognition Award Recipient
The Friend of NAPO-NE Award is presented to an Associate Member or non-organizer who has gone above and beyond in their capacity as an industry or NAPO-NE partner.
Whether it is promoting the chapter to other members of their industry, attempting to introduce potential clients to NAPO-NE, or honoring this relationship by exceptional customer service for our clients, the Friend of NAPO-NE's membership is a benefit to us all.
Since February of 2009, Aimee Berrent of A Matter of Brilliance has been helping NAPO-New England members solve jewelry questions for their clients. She faithfully attends chapter meetings, always willing to share her expertise and the current industry trends with the membership.
Our members value her services and the experience she brings to her field. She is a pleasure to work with and a professional asset to our chapter, treating her customers with courtesy and grace, and, in turn, inspiring their trust and confidence. She exemplifies the characteristics our own industry strives for in a business professional.
Aimee has been in the jewelry business for over 25 years. A Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in California, Aimee is constantly advancing her professional knowledge through ongoing education courses. With her outstanding education and exceptional understanding of the jewelry business NAPO-New England members can be confident in their referral of Aimee’s services.
We thank Aimee for her participation and professionalism!
Excellent service,friendly and professional. Aimee's Appraisal saved me $400 that I paid for a piece of jewelry misrepresented on eBay. 5 stars from me!