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Findlay Jewelry Appraisers
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Jewelry appraisal experts in Findlay OH

Reviews of independent Appraisers who provide jewelry appraisal and gem testing services around Findlay OH and throughout Hancock County. Antique, estate & modern diamond jewelry & watches are valued and included in appraisal reports for all purposes including: Insurance Replacement, Estate, Open Market, Divorce Settlement & Equitable Distribution etc.

All JAW Associates:

  • Are full-time accredited 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 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.

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Gemologist Jim Bryant in Maumee

Gem Appraisal Laboratory, Ltd.

Maumee, Ohio, USA

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Gem Appraisal Laboratory Ltd, do not buy or sell, they provide an unbiased appraisal service for loose diamonds, gemstones, antique and modern jewelry, and watches.

Jim O′Bryant is an Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser™ certified by the AGS and a Certified Member of NAJA. Fewer than 30 people hold these titles, just one of the reasons why Jim attracts discerning clients to his Maumee based office and fully equipped gemological laboratory, where you are encouraged to be present when Jim performs your appraisal...you will never be without your jewelry... [more]

info iconTypes 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.

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.

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.