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Jewelry Appraisal Experts on Long Island NY
Reviews of respected Appraisers and Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal & gem testing services throughout Long Island NY, including Garden City, Hempstead, Huntington, Hauppauge and the Hamptons areas.
All JAW Associates:
- Are full-time accredited 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.
The Jewelry Judge
Long Island, New York, USA
Unlike your local Jewelers, the Jewelry Judge does not buy or sell. Their only job is to appraise your jewelry in front of you, "while you watch". Headed by the respected Jewelry Appraiser and Gemologist, Barry S. Block, The Jewelry Judge was established in 1989 and has served private clients, the jewelry trade and the legal professions on Long Island since its inception.
Appraisal of diamonds, gems and watches to determine value for prosecution or defence, inheritance taxes, equitable distribution, insurance coverage and for the sale of your items... [more]
Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America, INC.
Garden City, NY, USA
Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America's offices are located on Franklin Avenue, Garden City where they cater of the appraisal needs of the local shoppers and consumers throughout Long Island. 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]
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.
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.
There may be other jewelry and diamond professionals on JAW who assist clients with their jewelry appraisals on Long Island. Please check the New York City Jewelry Appraisers page for further options