Jewelry Appraisal in Boston
Reviews of Appraisers and Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal and gem testing services in the Greater Boston area, including Brookline, Sudbury and Winchester.
All JAW Associates:
- Are full-time professional Appraisal experts and Gemologists 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 fees, 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.
Boston Estate & Gem Appraisal
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Boston Estate and Gem Appraisal's principal is an Accredited Senior Appraiser and Graduate Gemologist with over 45 years of jewelry and gemological experience. This business serves the Metro Boston area from their Downtown gem lab on a while-you-wait basis.
A home visit service is also available for those clients who prefer that the Valuer perform all the testing, grading and assessment in the comfort of their own home or office. This mobile laboratory can also attend your bank vault or ... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Types of Jewelry 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. For an expanded list of valuation types, go to the Appraisal Definitions page.
Insurance Replacement (routinely requested) - Replacement value appraisals are intended to be used for scheduled insurance coverage of diamonds, jewelry and watches. The descriptions are usually the most detailed of any appraisal type and include the quality and condition of the item as well as the cut, color, clarity and carat weight (calculated or estimated) of gemstones and diamonds. When appropriate, the age or historical provenance may also be considered as value elements. Depending on the specifics of the item being appraised, the replacement value may be based on the analysis of sales for similar ‘new’ items of like kind and quality or sales of ‘used’ (vintage) items of comparable kind, quality and utility.
Estate Tax (commonly requested) - Estate appraisals prepared to help determine estate tax must meet specific standards outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations and / or the specific regulations of each specific State. For Federal estate tax purposes, the Fair Market Value, as specifically defined by the tax code, is provided based on the methodology and to the level of detail required by the IRS. Recent Tax Court rulings require that these appraisals must meet very specific criteria. This type of jewelry appraisal is very demanding and requires an Appraiser with a high level of education, training and experience in order to help avoid significant tax penalties and possible sanctions by the IRS. Specific value definition and requirements vary between States.