Jewellery Appraisal experts around Kitchener ON
Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemmologists who provide jewellery appraisal services to Kitchener and throughout Waterloo region. Antique, estate & modern diamond jewellery & watches are valued and included in appraisal reports for all purposes including: Insurance Replacement, Estate, Open Market, Divorce Settlement & Equitable Distribution etc.
All jewellery appraisal businesses listed on JAW:
- Are full-time accredited Appraisers and diamond experts, not retail jewelers.
- Are fully qualified and experienced.
- Have had all of their 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 profile. This displays their credentials, appraisal cost, gallery, client reviews, an outline of their appraisal & gemological services and advice on how you can do business with them.
The Appraisers below are arranged in order of the number of customer reviews they have received.
KC Appraisals is an independent jewellery appraisal lab in Southern Ontario. They specialize in helping people through the tough time of settling an estate, which is going through probate. Ontario law states that all values claimed for probate must be backed up by documentation. They will provide you with a bound document containing not only a full detailed description of each item but a compiled listing of total value of the jewellery. Appraisals for insurance and divorce are also provided by KC Appraisals. The principal, Karen Howard is a member of ... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Types of Jewellery Appraisals
Only those specifically referred to on this page are described here
Further types will be mentioned on the Appraisers' profile pages as there are several other types of appraisal reports, each with its own particular wording, purpose, objectives and resulting values.
Estate 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.
Appraisal for Insurance (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.
You may have to look outside the Kitchener area if you require a very specialised service that may be outwith the scope of a normal gem and jewellery 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 CRA are handled by specialists on JAW but you may need to broaden your search.
Please see the Ontario Jewellery Appraisers page for more options.