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Jewellery Appraisal Experts in the Guelph Area
Reviews of Appraisers, Gemmologists and Diamond Graders based around the Guelph area, sometimes known as the "Royal City". They provide service for the immediate area including Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge and throughout Wellington County.
All JAW Associates:
- Are full-time professional accredited Appraisers and Gemmologists, not retail jewellers.
- Are respected, qualified and experienced.
- Have had all of their qualifications & credentials independently verified by us.
- Are held to account by national and sometimes also international appraisal governing bodies.
Click the "View Profile" button on the Appraisers' listings below to view their full details. Their profile displays their appraisal fees, credentials, gallery, client reviews, an outline of their appraisal & gemmological services and advice on how you can do business with them.
This independent jewellery appraisal lab is based in Guelph and specializes in probate appraisals and assisting clients by providing the correct documentation to settle an estate. KC Appraisals also performs valuations for insurance replacement at their office, on a home-visit basis and can be consulted at regular appraisal events at selected jewellers.
The Gemmologist, Karen Howard is very involved with gemmological, diamond and jewellery education in Canada by tutoring gemmology students and giving presentations to interest groups ... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Types of Jewellery Valuations
Only those specifically referred to on this page are described below
Further types will be mentioned on the Valuer's profile pages as there are several other types of appraisal reports, each with its own particular wording, purpose, objectives and resulting values.
Insurance Replacement (routinely requested) - This is a report containing a detailed description of an item, sufficient to support an estimate of the value on which insurance premiums will be set and should be the basis of establishing the value and limit of claim settlement at the time of an insured loss. Typically the resulting figure represents the cost of replacing the item from a jeweller, or some other market entity, that most usually deals in that type of jewellery.
Probate Appraisal (commonly requested) - These appraisals are prepared to help determine the value of a deceased’s estate to enable the calculation of any tax due to the CRA and settling of probate. The cited values of the jewellery, diamonds, gold etc represent the open market value of the items as of the date of death of the deceased.
You may have to look outside this area if you require a very specialised service that may be outwith the scope of a normal gem, jewellery and diamond appraisal, or if you require a jewellery expert or Gemmologist to travel to another country. Appraisal services such a jeweller's stock audit, Capital Gains assessments and certain types of evaluation for investigations by the CRA are handled by specialists on JAW but you may need to broaden your search.
Please see the Canadian Appraisers page for more options.