Imperial Gem Lab Ltd

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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About this Appraiser

As appraiser professionals, earning the public′s trust and confidence in the valuation of their jewellery has been the mission of Imperial Gem Lab since its inception 18 years ago. Through dedication in maintaining a high standard of customer service and professionalism, it has succeeded in doing so.

Imperial Gem Lab specializes in the identification and valuation of a wide range of jewellery types and gemstones. Witness your appraisal first hand, whether it be of an engagement ring, loose diamond, gemstone or other article of jewellery. They realize that not only is your jewellery valuable, but also your time. This is why they have designed our service around you, the client, to accommodate both your schedule and location.

Why wait? Ring for an appointment today and have your items appraised, for your peace of mind.

Four Reasons for contracting Imperial Gem Lab′s services:

Professionalism − Members of the Canadian Jewellers Association and National Association of Jewelry Appraisers promising to uphold the Code of Ethics and maintain the highest level of integrity and honesty as jewellery appraisers.

Convenience − Different from other appraisal services, Imperial Gem Lab brings its services to you. With over fifteen locations in Greater Vancouver (including: Abbotsford, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Langley & Richmond) and British Columbia, our appraisal clinics offer you an opportunity to have your appraisal performed while you wait, to the same standards as would be offered in our lab.

Efficiency − While some jewellery stores offer appraisals services, they often keep your jewellery for a week or more, and occasionally ship the items elsewhere for the work to be completed. By contrast, the gemologist at Imperial Gem Lab will examine and appraise your jewellery at the time of your appointment and return your items, along with your documents, at completion. Occasionally, further research may be required in order to estimate an appropriate value, in which case your item is still returned to you, but the report is forwarded post appointment.

Value‘Price is what you pay, value is what you get.’ You can always find someone to do the appraisal for less, but what are you getting for your money? There are no government regulations governing jewellery appraisal practice. Although any one can call themselves an appraiser, most insurance companies will reject the appraisal performed by someone without at least a gemologist designation. In such cases, the client is out of pocket for the appraisal fee.

At Imperial Gem Lab, the principal gemologist Harold Lindsay is not only a competent G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist but has also attained further designation as a Certified Appraisal Professional by the Canadian Jewellers Association, a Registered Master Valuer, as well as an Accredited Senior Gemologist by the Accredited Gemologists Association.

Our Appraisal Services are offered for:

  • Insurance − Protect your investment with a thorough and descriptive report with digital photos.
  • Probate − Trust in Imperial Gem Lab to arrive at a Fair Market Value for the equitable resolution of family estates.
  • Legal − As an Expert Witness in court cases, rely on our services to be performed with competence.
  • Peace of Mind − Confirm the quality of your newly purchased diamond and be reassured that it matches with the report supplied by the vendor.

Please use the contact links at the top of this page to find out more and book your appointment.


The Business

  • Private Practice only
  • Business mix: 100% valuations
  • Principal + 0 staff Valuers
  • Mon - Fri: 10am to 5pm
  • Home visits, via jewellers & at Appraiser′s office


  • Per-item & time-based fees
  • Cards accepted via PayPal
  • Full valuation reports start at $125


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Imperial Gem Lab Ltd.
#300 - 3665 Kingsway
V5R 5W2

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avatarSpence Diamonds. Vancouver

review starsJan 2016


One of the requirements of our annual financial audit is to obtain an independent appraisal of our jewelry and loose diamond inventory. For approximately ten years, we have retained the services of Harold Lindsay to appraise those items selected by our auditors.
Harold has always been professional, diligent, accurate and unbiased in his appraisals.
We highly recommend Harold to anyone requiring the services of a qualified gemologist and appraiser.

avatarC. Grant. Burnaby

review starsJan 2016


Harold compiled a beautiful and comprehensive appraisal package for me and having dealt with appraisers in the past I found this to be the most concise and professional.
I will definitely use Harold's services again as his expertise & knowledge are welcome.