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Fort Lauderdale | Sunrise

Jewelry Appraisers & Gemologists in Fort Lauderdale FL

Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal services to clients in Ft. Lauderdale, Sunrise, Broward County and throughout Southern Florida. 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 jewelry appraisal businesses listed on JAW:

  • Are full-time accredited Appraisers and diamond experts, 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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We are actively seeking a high quality Independent Jewelry Appraisal business with offices in the South East Florida area to feature in this city.

Fort Lauderdale & Sunrise


The nearest JAW Associate to Ft. Lauderdale is listed below.

Chris Lones

Lones Gemologists & Appraisers, Inc

Coral Gables, Florida, USA

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This jewelry appraisal business is headed by Certified Gemologist Appraiser, Chris Lones, GG (GIA), who has over 30 years experience and serves the community in Fort Lauderdale 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]

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Tenhagen Appraisals

Miami, Florida, USA

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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.

A portable gem lab service is available for house calls in the Fort Lauderdale area. In a few days you will receive a completed appraisal, which includes a detailed and accurate description of your jewelry, with diamond and colored gemstone grading... [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.

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.

You may have to look outside the Fort Lauderdale area if you require a very specialized service that may be outwith the scope of a normal gem and jewelry appraisal, or if you require a jewelry expert or Gemologist to travel to another country. Appraisal services such a jeweler's stock audit, Capital Gains assessments and certain types of evaluation for investigations by the IRS or FBI are handled by specialists on JAW but you may need to broaden your search.
Please see the Florida Jewelry Appraisers page for more options.