Jewelry Appraisal experts in Jersey City NJ
Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal services to Jersey City New Jersey and throughout Hudson 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 jewelry appraisal businesses listed on JAW:
- Are full-time accredited Appraisers and Gem Labs, 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.
We are actively seeking a high quality Independent Jewelry Appraisal business with offices in Hudson County to feature in this area.
The nearest JAW Associates who can assist clients from the Jersey City area.
Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America, INC.
NYC, NY, USA
Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America's offices are located on 5th Avenue New York where they cater of the appraisal needs of the local shoppers and consumers throughout Midtown Manhattan. All appraisal work is carried out in front you and you typically leave their lab with your jewelry and your appraisal report.
GAL's advanced gemological instrumentation allows for additional specialized services such as reports on gemstone origin, pearl gradings, gemstone treatments (nature and extent) Sarin reports as well the familiar Diamond Grading Report... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Lenz Gem & Jewelry Appraisals
Montclair, New Jersey, USA
Elissa Cohen is a Certified Appraiser, Graduate Gemologist and the principal at Lenz Gem & Jewelry Appraisals. This company offers a completely independent jewelry appraisal service for antique and modern jewelry, diamonds, gemstones and watches for clients in North East New Jersey, specifically Jersey City, Union City and throughout Hudson County NJ.
Elissa will visit you in the comfort of your own home as she brings a fully-equipped mobile gem lab. This service is available too if the jewels need to be appraised in a bank vault or... [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.
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.
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.
You may have to look outside the Jersey City 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 New Jersey Jewelry Appraisers and NYC Jewelry Appraisers pages for more options.