values are determined by a systematic examination of the gems, metal,
method, quality of construction and pertinent market factors. The monetary
value reflects our interpretation of current market values excluding taxes.
Appraisals are not an offer to buy.
process of evaluating your jewelry contain many steps which include
*detailed descriptions of the jewelry item
* cleaning the jewelry as needed
* Gold testing
* Quality analysis of clarity, cut and color on stones
* Calculating gem weight based on measurements
* Totaling gem carat weight
* Physical dimensions of items
* Natural or synthetic origins
* Treatments used on gems
* Construction of piece
* Rarity of item
* Overall condition
do I need an appraisal? How do I know what kind of appraisal I need? Most
people need an appraisal for their jewelry to be covered by insurance.
You might need an appraiser to substantiate the fairness of an item being
considered for purchase. Settling inheritance, Estate requirements, determining
the value of a gift, all give the consumer confidence in knowing the value
of their jewelry.
are several types of appraisals. What kind of appraisal do you need?
Replacement - Clients need this type of appraisal when they want to
insure against damage, loss or theft. This evaluation reflects an estimated
retail amount to replace and reproduce your item in the same or like
quality and brand new condition.
Appraisals - This type of appraisal is used in the administration of
the estate of a deceased individual to establish payments of the inheritance
tax among estate heirs. This type of appraisal is always based on Fair
Market Value. The prices do not represent replacement values of similar
merchandise. They are estimates of the current value of the item in
its present condition.
Market Appraisals - This appraisal is stated as such by the Treasury
Regulations as: "A price at which the property would change hands
between a willing buyer and willing seller, neither being under any
compulsion to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of the
- When an owner decides to convert his assets (jewelry) to cash. Values
are normally lower than Fair market Value.
Identifications - This report states the species, variety of the gemstone
being evaluated and origin (natural or synthetic).
Donations - When jewelry is donated to charity, the donor is entitled
to a tax deduction. The estimation is based on Fair Market Value.
types of appraisals:
Casualty Loss Divorce Settlement
Antique or Vintage Hypothetical
Retrospective Customs Reports
DamageReports Qualitative report
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office is located at:
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