Jewelry Appraisers in Florida
The Appraisers and Gem Labs listed here provide jewelry appraisal services in Florida, specifically Jacksonville, Orlando, Sarasota, West Palm Beach and Tampa. Appraisal services may also be provided to the surrounding counties of Manatee, Desoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Duval, Orange, Seminole, Nassau and Charlotte.
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.
Lake Mary, Florida, USA
Juanita conducts comprehensive detailed ‘certified’ appraisal reports with all qualitative and quantitative features of your personal jewelry items for many purposes of valuation: Estate, Insurance, Divorce, resale, orderly liquidation or hypothetical- or, simply identification.
Clients set appointments for consultation because of her reputation as an accomplished Gemologist together with professional appraisal skills. Considering 43 plus years′ experience in the grading, examination, and valuation of diamonds and diamond jewelry, her expertise... [more]
Diamond Appraisal by Stoddard
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
This company provides an independent jewelry appraisal service to the Wellington, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens area from their office in West Palm Beach FL.
Diamond Appraisal by Stoddard was established 1972 and is headed by Graduate Gemologist Charles "Chuck" Stoddard, GG, CIA. Chuck has extensive experience in all areas of the jewelry trade having initially trained as a goldsmith, manufacturing handmade jewelry for discerning clients before obtaining a Graduate Gemologist degree (GG) with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This blend... [more]
Diana Jarrett Fine Jewelry Appraisal Services
Sarasota, Florida, USA
Graduate Gemologist Diana Jarrett has enjoyed numerous positions within the jewelry trade. Earning her GG from Gemological Institute of America in 2002, she went on to receive recognition as a Registered Master Valuer (RMV) in the discipline of appraisal studies in 2004.
Assisting a diverse group of frequent bidders at Sotheby's Beverly Hills, CA, at their pre-auction events, Jarrett also deepened her understanding of world class jewels by handling millions of dollars worth of private property from celebrated collections that went into their... [more]
International Jewelry Connection
Ponte Vedra, Florida, USA
Bobbi Howard has been working as an Independent Appraiser since 1991. After graduating from the University of Central Florida in 1985, she completed her Graduate Gemology Degree from the GIA in 1988. At the time she was working as the assistant store manager for a local independently owned jewelry store in Jacksonville, FL. She then accepted a position of Gemologist at a Brazilian owned jewelry store in St. Thomas in the USVI and moved there. She eventually became the store manager as well.
Upon her return to Jacksonville in 1991 she has been working... [more]
Palm Beach Jewelry Appraisals
Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Palm Beach Jewelry Appraisals specializes in "on-site" appraisals for all type of jewelry items: antique jewelry, period, craft and silver jewelry, signed and numbered jewelry, and watches.
This service is conducted at your home, office, bank or other suitable location where you feel comfortable and secure. Virginia Utley, the Principal of this appraisal business, will attend at a previously scheduled time with a full gemological laboratory. The metal analysis, gem testing and collation of all the details of the items necessary to value your jewelry... [more]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Liquidation (commonly requested) - an appraisal provided to assist the client in the relatively rapid sale of their jewelry or watches may take the form of an appraisal report or a restricted report. It may be presented in either written or verbal format and as with other types of resale valuations the level of detail included and the type of value(s) requested are the client′s choice.