American Gemological Appraisals

Whittier, California, USA

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About this Appraiser

American Gemological Appraisals (AGA) is located within the QBC Jewelers building in Whittier and is owned and operated by Craig Sperling, RGA. Craig has over 40 years of professional appraisal experience in the jewelry and diamond trade. A same-day appraisal service is available from their Whittier location, without the need for an appointment. Your precious items are initially examined by the Gemologists and Appraisers, Craig Sperling or Guillermo Oliva, and the purpose and scope of your appraisal requirements are discussed and agreed before leaving your jewelry for a collection at a later time.

AGA also offers an on-site (home-visit) valuation service at your residence, office or law firm, throughout the Los Angeles area. Work can be carried out in your presence. This service is particularly appreciated by clients with very high value items or large collections, or customers who prefer the security and comfort of their own home.

Appraisal and valuation reports are provided for all types of fine jewelry, including antique, period and modern items of diamond and gem set jewelry. Assessments and valuations are also carried out on loose diamonds, colored gemstones, pearl items, coins and watches.
Appraisal documentation includes:

  • Insurance Replacement appraisals.
  • Fair Market Value reports.
  • Probate & Trusts documentation (Estate Tax etc).
  • Divorce & Dissolution Settlement appraisals.
  • Liquidation and Charitable Donation valuations.
  • Gem identification and grading.

Expert Witness & Dispute Resolution services are available along with AGA’s litigation support package. Consultations are also available for the verification of a purchase, and also damage reporting and post-loss assessments.

Whatever your needs, all reports are produced in compliance of standards and regulations laid down by USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) and the NAJA (National Association of Jewelry Appraisers).

AGA provides appraisal and gemological services to Consumers, Retailers, Manufactures, Wholesalers, Arbitrators & Law firms, Finance & Credit Card Companies. Please use the email and phone links at the top of the page to find out how AGA can assist you.

 

The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Appraiser
  • Business mix: Appraiser
    Also: Expert Witness / Court work
  • Principal + 1 staff appraiser
  • Mon - Fri: 10am to 5pm
    Sat: 9am to 3pm
  • Home visits, via jewelers & at Appraiser′s office

Financial

  • Per-item & time-based fees
  • All major cards accepted
  • Full appraisal reports start at $87

Qualifications

  • GDD, PS
  • RGA
  • CSMP

Memberships

  • GIA
  • NAJA

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Location

American Gemological Appraisals
7307 Greenleaf Avenue
Whittier
CA 90602

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