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Jewelry Appraisal Experts around Jacksonville FL
Reviews of Appraisers and Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal and gem testing services in the Jacksonville FL area, including Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, Lake City and throughout Duval County.
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 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.
International Jewelry Connection
Ponte Vedra, Florida, USA
Graduate Gemologist, Bobbi Howard, GG, is a Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers and established her jewelry appraisal company in 2000.
Assessment of all types of modern, antique and period jewelry, diamonds, gemstones and watches are available from Bobbi's office in Ponte Vedra FL where you can watch the appraising being carried out or pick up later. Appraisal consultations can also be carried out in your own home or via retail jewelers throughout the Jacksonville area. Appraisal for insurance replacement, estate and... [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.
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.
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.
There may be other jewelry and diamond specialists who provide jewelry appraisal services to Jacksonville. Please check the Florida Jewelry Appraisers page for further options.