Jewelry Appraisers in Maryland
The Appraisers and Gemological Laboratories listed here cover Maryland State, specifically in and around the Baltimore area. Appraisal services are also be provided to the surrounding counties including Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel.
To display each business's jewelry appraisal fees, verified qualifications & credentials, reviews and contact details, click the ‘View Profile’ buttons.
The Appraisers below are arranged in order of the the number of customer reviews they have received.
D. Atlas & Co.,Inc.
Rock Hall & Annapolis, MD, USA
What kind of an appraisal do you need? Do you plan to purchase or have just bought a major item and want to confirm its identity and value? Did you buy something while on vacation and now have second thoughts? Is there an estate to settle or a divorce proceeding which requires a valuation by a-qualified expert? Do you or your attorney need experienced expert testimony? If you need an understanding professional who is empathetic and compassionate about the myriad of difficult situations the public gets involved in, David Atlas is your right appraiser... [more]
Yantz Bradbury Associates
Rockville, MD, USA
The appraiser who comes to you. Yantz Bradbury Associates is an independent jewelry and watch appraisal service headed by Sherlene Y. Bradbury, a GIA Graduate Gemologist-in-Residence and senior member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers with retail and appraisal experience dating back to 1979. After acquiring sales experience in antique, estate and fine modern jewelry, she retired from retail and along with her husband and fellow Graduate Gemologist, Robbie Bradbury, they opened their Maryland appraisal service in 2003. Today, she brings an extensive... [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.
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.