An appraisal is an opinion of value for a particular market on a particular date. It is usually in document format, describing all qualitative and quantitative attributes necessary to arrive at the value conclusion. 

Katherine Poppe Pearce (Kate) received a Graduate Gemologist Degree, with honors, from the Gemological Institute of America in 1993. In addition to the coveted GG degree, she is also a GIA Pearls Graduate and Insurance Appraisal Graduate. In 2002 she received her Master Valuer Certification. The RMV is the only internationally recognized Appraisal Degree-granting Institution. In 2009, Pearce Jewelers was designated a Certified Appraisal Laboratory by the Independent Jewelers Organization. In 2011, based on her qualifications and experience, she was accepted into the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. In 2012, after completing the Watch Appraisal Certification course, Kate was accepted into the NAWCC. In 2015, after passing the exam by the Independent Jewelers Organization, Kate was designated a Master Graduate Gemologist. In 2016, after passing the qualification examination, she was awarded the title of Certified Senior Appraiser through NAJA.

Whatever your need or purpose, Pearce Jewelers is the place to go for expert evaluation of your fine jewelry! Click here to see common questions about appraisals.

Jewelry Repair

We offer a complete jewelry repair service with all work done in-house by artisans proficient in all aspects of jewelry design, manufacture and repair using not only the latest technology and techniques but also old world craftsmanship and experience.

Pearce Jewelers is the place in West Lebanon for jewelry repair. Someone once said that their motto should be, “We can do the impossible but miracles may take a little more time.”

Custom Design

Throughout the past forty five years, Fred and Kate have developed an ever-changing and uniquely stylistic approach to their jewelry work. The Pearce’s creations have been exhibited widely, most notably the Museum of Decorative Arts in NYC, The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY, Cartier’s and Georg Jensen Stores in NYC, Bellagio in NC, Clarksville Pottery in Austin, TX and numerous additional fine art galleries around the USA. They were awarded Designers of the Year in 1990 by the Jewelers’ of America, and Jewelers of the Year 2001 by the NH Jewelers’ Association. They have been extensively published. Most recently Author Renee Newman incorporated numerous photographs of the Pearce’s jewelry creations in her books: Gemstone Buying Guide, The Pearl Buying Guide, and The Jewelry Handbook, all published by International Jewelry Publications:

Fred Pearce is a master model maker and sculptor with over six decades of experience. As a young student, he studied with the master sculptors and artists of Cape Ann, Massachusetts. He has the unique ability to envision a completed design based on subtle directions from our clients. When other jewelers are asking "Why?", Fred is saying, "Why not?" Combining elements of jewelry supplied by the client with gems from our own collection he has produced some very exciting designs. Our cliends never look at their "obsolete jewelry" in the same way after participating in the design process with Fred.


From the inside of a wedding band to awards trophies and more, Pearce Jewelers offers machine engraving available in hundreds of different fonts. We can engrave images as well! The next time you need an item engraved, you can trust Pearce Jewelers to quickly and professionally handle your personalization needs.

Ear Piercing

Pearce Jewelers not only carries a large selection of fine earrings, but also has a great selection of starter earrings and can offer safe and professional ear piercing here in our studio. Trust our full-time professionals with years of experience for your piercing needs.

Gold & Jewelry Buying

For our clients who have jewelry, precious metals, and gemstones they no longer want or need, Pearce Jewelers is the perfect place to bring these to dispose of. Pearce always pays a competitive price whether you wish to trade in for something new or just walk away with some extra $ in your pocket!

Wish List

Don't know what to get your spouse or significant other for that special occasion? Check out their wish list here at Pearce Jewelers and you can't go wrong! Just another service to set Pearce Jewelers apart with personalized service for our clients!


Pearce Jewelers is happy to provide free in-store lay-away for all our products with a small deposit and monthly payments until you are ready to pick them up for a special occasion or no reason at all!


Pearce Jewelers is pleased to offer financing to qualified applicants through Synchrony and Comenity Capital (Iddeal Credit Card). Benefits include interest-free financing, extended financial offers with minimum monthly payments, no annual fee and no down payment.