Jewelry Appraisers in Florida
The Appraisers and Gem Labs listed here provide jewelry appraisal services in Florida, specifically Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. Appraisal services may also be provided to the surrounding counties of Manatee, Desoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Duval, Orange, Seminole, Nassau, Palm Beach 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 info, fees, reviews etc]
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 info, fees, reviews etc]
Lones Gemologists & Appraisers, Inc
Coral Gables, Florida, USA
This jewelry appraisal business is headed by Certified Gemologist Appraiser, Chris Lones, GG (GIA), who has over 30 years experience and serves the immediate Coral Gables community and throughout the Miami metropolitan area.
Detailed appraisals for all purposes are carried out on all fine jewelry and diamonds of all periods, as well as luxury watches, loose diamonds and colored gemstones. All details and photographs are well-presented in a report along with the value, pertinent to the purpose of the appraisal. Your report and the processes used to... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Miami, Florida, USA
Tenhagen Appraisals is located in Downtown Miami and is one of Florida’s leading independent jewelry appraisal service firms. Graduate Gemologist, Jane Ramsey, GG (GIA), offers a wide range of expertise in diamonds, colored gems and watches for consumers, trust and estate professionals, attorneys, insurance companies and retail jewelers.
In most cases Jane will assist you while you wait in her comfortable office. You will leave with your completed appraisal, which includes a detailed and accurate description of your jewelry, with diamond and colored gemstone grading... [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.
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.
Other Cities in Florida that are listed on Jewellery Appraisers of the World: Boca Raton, Clearwater & Largo, Daytona Beach, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale & Sunrise, Gainesville, Jupiter & Palm Beach Gardens, Kissimmee, Melbourne, Miami, Palm Bay, St Petersburg, Tampa and Tallahassee.