About Us

Heritage Appraisers, Inc. was founded by Stephen E. Lott, Sr. who continues to serve as the primary Appraiser and CEO. With more than 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry, Stephen began his career as a jewelry apprentice for a major jewelry manufacturer on the nationally recognized “Jewelers Row” in Philadelphia, PA. Since then, Stephen has continued to develop his passion and has expanded his expertise in fine jewelry by working in a variety of management and executive administrative positions for a number of major retail jewelry firms.

To complement his professional experiences, Stephen is also an active member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (www.najaappraisers.com), and was awarded the Graduate Gemologist Degree (G.G.) from the Gemological Institute of America (www.gia.edu).

Our Mission

Heritage Appraisers, Inc. is an independent appraisal company built on a foundation of 30 years experience in the jewelry industry. Our goal is to provide our clients with comprehensive, unbiased, and factual jewelry appraisals that meet their insurance and personal needs.

We perform unbiased jewelry appraisals by:

  • Using the most current industry data and state of the art gemological technology.
  • Ensuring that our clients have access to qualified and experienced jewelry professionals capable of preparing appraisals