Cal Coast Jewelry Appraisers

Carlsbad, California, USA

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Kathleen Turner - Jewelry Appraiser
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About this Appraiser

As a skilled professional Jewelry Appraiser and Gemologist, Kathleen Turner, GG (GIA), takes pride in her work and provides high quality valuation documents for private clients and jewelers in the Carlsbad area. This truly independent jewelry appraisal company does not buy, sell or broker jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, watches or any other related products. You can be certain of independent advice and assessments that are totally unbiased and without prejudice.

Appointments can be made for personal consultations on a one-to-one basis in this company's second-floor gem lab, that is conveniently located and provides onsite gem identification and diamond grading in the security of their comfortable office. Kathleen also has a mobile gemological laboratory and undertakes home, office and bank vault visits which give you the opportunity to fully discuss your requirements regarding your precious items prior to them being appraised in the privacy of your own surroundings.

This company’s office is about 3 miles from the principal diamond grading and gemstone identification laboratory of the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). This allows swift and secure personal delivery and collection of any diamonds or gems that require specialist laboratory examination.

All types of appraisal, valuation and assessments are performed, including: Insurance Replacement, Estate, Open Market Value, Liquidation, Post-Loss (hypothetical assessments) Consultations are also available with this jewelry expert if you require advice on jewelry or diamond purchase, equitable distribution, litigation support or legal settlements. All appraisal and valuation reports conform to the highest standards and fully comply with the criteria demanded by USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice).

This Accredited Senior Appraiser has over 15 years experience in the jewelry trade, covering jewel and diamond sales, manufacture, design, repair and of course appraisal, which is now the exclusive focus of this respected jewelry appraisal practice. This background and experience combined with thorough training and continued educational development ensure that she is one of the most experienced appraisers in the Carlsbad / San Diego / Orange County area and is constantly striving to provide the most professional service at the highest level.

To discuss your appraisal requirements with Kathleen, please contact her by using the email and phone links at the top of this page.


The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Appraiser
  • Business mix: 100% appraisals
  • Principal + 1 staff Appraiser
  • Mon - Sat: 9am to 5pm
  • Mobile lab, via jewelers & at the Appraiser’s office


  • Per-item and time-based fees
  • All major cards accepted
  • Full appraisal reports start at $125


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Cal Coast Jewelry Appraisers
3001 Carlsbad Boulevard
Suite 12
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avatarA McGhee Hazelwood, MO

Review starsNov 2018


Kathleen, is a colleague and friend. Kathleen is driven to be the most ethical appraiser in Southern California. She is consistently takes courses to continue her education and stay current on USPAP. Kathleen will work diligently to complete any appraisal assignment tasked to her

avatarJ.Leech Carlsbad

Review starsOct 2018

Kathleen is my go to for any appraisal needs

Kathleen is one of the most knowledgeable professional and thorough appraiser I know. I value her opinion greatly. Would highly recommend Cal Coast Jewelry appraisers.

avatarD.Hogencamp Carlsbad

Review starsOct 2017

Jewelry Evaluation

Kathleen did an amazing job evaluating the value of some jewelry and some stones that I needed appraised for value. I felt comfortable leaving them with her and knew they would be returned safely. I would highly recommend her and her company for all your appraisal needs.

avatarK.Williams Carlsbad

Review starsMay 2017

Highly Recommend

I highly recommend Cal Coast Appraisals. Kathleen appraised my wedding ring set and I was very pleased with my experience. She was thorough, knowledgeable and professional. I felt confident in her evaluation and in the security of my ring while in her care.

Company Response: Thank you for your review of my insurance appraisal service, it was a pleasure to value such a pretty engagement ring. I would be delighted to see you again when you are ready to have your diamond assesed by The Gemological Institute of America for a GIA Diamond Grading Report. The GIA’s reported opinion of your stone will enhance the value of your ring appraisal.