Jewelry Appraisal in Dallas TX
Reviews of the best Appraisers and Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal & gemological services to Dallas TX and throughout the counties of Rockwall, Denton, Kaufman, Dallas & Collin. Diamond engagement ring appraisal is obviously one of the most frequently requested valuations, particularly for insurance replacement, but these experts also appraise all antique and modern diamond and gem set jewellery as well as plain gold and platinum items and watches.
All JAW Associates:
- Are full-time professional Appraisers 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 see their full details. 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.
Jarvis Gems and Jewelry Appraisals, LLC.
Dallas, Texas, USA
From their North Dallas office, a while-you-watch appraisal service is carried out. The company's President, Steven Jarvis is of the opinion that your time at their offices should be an "experience" and a very pleasant one. Work starts at the beginning of your appointment and you are free to ask questions as your Appraiser works on your precious possessions. You will typically leave the office with your jewelry and appraisal report.
A mobile gem lab option is also available. The appraising can be carried out in your home, office or bank vault. GIA Graduate Gemologists ... [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 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.
Divorce (rarely requested) - this type of appraisal is used to help divide the tangible assets of a marital estate.The type of value provided in the appraisal report will typically be determined by specific State statutes, by agreement between the parties or by the trier of fact (the Court). Commonly requested types of value include fair market value, liquidation value, replacement value and/or marketable cash value. The level of detail provided may also be a matter of agreement or decree.
Equitable Division / Distribution (occasionally requested) - Used to divide an estate among its heirs in an impartial and financially fair manner. Several different types of value could be requested by the estate administrator depending on what the heirs have agreed to or the specific needs of the estate. In general, the level of detail provided in the report is sufficient to identify the property being appraised and highlight the primary characteristics on which the value was based. Fair market value, market value, liquidation value and marketable cash value are some of the more common types of value requested by estate administrators.