Gemstone Appraising

Gemstone Appraising Service

Of all the different types of jewelry appraisals we perform, gemstones are among the most popular. A gemstone or gem is a precious or semi-precious stone. Because of their brilliant color, the stones are cut and polished and displayed in jewelry settings. Our independent appraising service identifies and certifies the value of gems and gemstone jewelry.

Appraising Gems Onsite

Our independent jewelry appraisal professionals perform an onsite examination. The accredited Gemologist will visit your residence, office, or safe deposit box location with mobile gemological equipment. There is no need to travel with and leave your jewelry out of your sight. Schedule a gemstone appraisal in the privacy and security of your chosen location today.

We identify and certify the value of all gemstones – both precious and semi-precious. The precious gems are widely identified as the diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald, with all other gemstones being semi-precious. The term “precious” implies more valuable than semi-precious, though this is not always the case. Our independent appraisers have the knowledge and market resources to determine the accurate value of your gem, whether loose or in a setting. In gemstones, with the exception of diamond, color is the basis for the determination of value. Also considered is the relative freedom from internal characteristics (clarity), and to a lesser extent, the shape and cut of the gemstone. The jewelry appraisal report will describe the gemstone or jewelry item in detail, present images, and certified value. Our Gemologists serve as Expert Witnesses in defense of their certified, independent reports.

Getting Your Gemstone Appraisal Report

Within a matter of days of the onsite examination you will receive an independent, USPAP compliant, certified appraisal report. Our gemstone appraisal reports meet the highest industry standard as required by Insurers, Government Agencies, and the Courts. The reports are used for Scheduling Insurance, Estate Settlement, Equitable Distribution, Marital Dissolution, Charitable Donation, and Buy/Sell decisions.

We have a fiduciary responsibility to our appraisal clients. Therefore, every client and all information and reports connected to the client is strictly confidential. We securely maintain the required digital work file for every assignment in multiple locations as required by USPAP standards. This allows access for litigation purposes and efficient insurance value updates. Our appraisers are insured with General Liability and Errors and Emissions coverage. Give us a call today to see how we can provide you with a certifiable appraisal for your precious gems.