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Our Appraiser Services include an in depth description of your purchase and diamond valuation which includes the four C's The Cut, The Color, The Clarity, The Carat weight along with the plot of inclusions, and an Estimated Retail Replacement Value. We also verify and match GIA certificates with the stones and offer appraisals for the verified items needed for insurance purposes. Our Appraisers are experienced GIA Graduates who are trained to provide the best diamond appraisal service in a timely matter.

We strive to provide all of our customers, both retail and the trade, the best possible and professional service out there. Everything is done right in front of you with a detailed explanation as we go through diamond appraisal, diamond valuation and grading your precious diamonds, jewelry, gems or watches. Not only do we provide you with impeccable service, but we also take time to answer any of your questions.

Our lab is equipped with The Latest Technology Computers, GIA Gemological Instruments, High Quality Digital Camera & Photo Light Box designed to provide you with the best services available. As a full-service lab, we offer diamond valuation, grading, identification, and laser-inscription services. Among our services, we offer:

1. Verbal Consultation of the item being appraised. 2. Diamond Jewelry, Loose Diamond, Diamond Appraisal, Diamond Valuation, Watch Appraisal Report that is used for insurance purposes which contains the estimated retail replacement value of the item along with a brief or full detail report. 3. Laser Inscription of certificate number or any other message on the girdle of a diamond. 4. Enhanced Imaging Hi Quality Digital Photograph of the item on appraisal.  

Appraisal Samples

QUALITY CONFIRMATION/RETAIL REPLACEMENT VALUE APPRAISALS

This report is to verify that the Item you recently purchased is what the retailer represented it as. A complete quality analysis is done and findings are compared to the major laboratory certificate if accompanied with one. The retail replacement value is determined based on the gemological evaluation and stated in the final report. This report can also be used for insurance scheduling.

LIQUIDATION APPRAISAL

This report is to verify that the Item you recently purchased is what the retailer represented it as. A complete quality analysis is done and findings are compared to the major laboratory certificate if accompanied with one. The retail replacement value is determined based on the gemological evaluation and stated in the final report. This report can also be used for insurance scheduling.

ESTATE (PROBATE) APPRAISALS

This report is for estate evaluation purposes and is necessary to determine inheritance taxes on an estate. Jewelry values for estates are legislated to include specific information and data. Fair market value is used for this type of valuation and it is always necessary to include comparable sales. An estate appraisal is utilized in the administration of the estate of a deceased individual to establish payment of the inheritance tax or for fair division of the estate property among the estate heirs. The estate appraisal is always based on the Fair Market Value as defined by Treasury Regulations.

SETTLEMENT/DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE

This is a fair market value report for an equal division of common property.

DAMAGE REPORT

This report expresses the difference in value resulting from breakage and estimates the cost of the removal, re-cutting and resetting of the gemstone, as well as the value of the re-cut gemstone (loss of weight). This report is used to calculate the difference in value between the item of jewelry or the gemstone as damaged and the item in its original condition before the damage.

COMPARISON

This report is for a client who brings in a jewelry or gemstone item to verify its identity and/or quality as claimed by the seller. Comparison appraisals usually reflect the item at its most common retail replacement value.

POST LOSS

This report establishes the value of a previously undocumented item that was lost or stolen. This is a hypothetical valuation based on information supplied by the client and supported by photographs and a description of the item.

CASUALTY LOSS

This report determines the fair market value of a lost, stolen, or destroyed item not previously documented. The IRS allows an income tax deduction of some portion of the value with a proper casualty loss appraisal.

EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY

A Professional Jewelry Appraiser / Gemologist that is required for litigation support or expert witness testimony. He is a professionally trained appraiser who has the expertise to offer opinions of value in an unbiased manner to aid the court in reaching an equitable decision. Expert Witness and Consultation assignments are charged at an hourly basis (Please refer to the rates page ).

COLLATERAL APPRAISAL

A collateral appraisal is used when a party wishes to offer gemstones or jewelry items in lieu of cash for a business transaction. The time limitation for liquidation imposed by the lender will affect the resulting collateral value and will need to be disclosed.

ANTIQUE OR VINTAGE JEWELRY APPRAISAL

An antique appraisal is used for establishing the estimated insurance replacement value of jewelry with an age of 100 years or more, whereas a vintage appraisal is for items with an age of less than 100 years, but yet not of recent/current styles.

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