McLean | Frederick | Washington DC
Jewelry Appraisers in the McLean Area
Reviews of the top Appraisers and Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal & gemological services from McLean VA and service the nearby Washington DC Metro area. Services are also available to the cities of Arlington, Bethesda and Alexandria.
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.
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.
Accredited Jewelry Appraisers, LLC
Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Jeff Allinson is a member of the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers and as such is a truly independent appraiser, he does not buy or sell jewelry, gemstones or diamonds. This ensures that there is never a conflict of interest and that you are guaranteed a totally unbiased, objective appraisal report.
This business provides a comprehensive range of appraisal services from their office and gem lab in McLean VA including appraisal for insurance, estate, Internet purchase verification, dissolution of marriage, marketable cash value etc... [more]
Martin Fuller Appraisals, LLC.
McLean, Virginia, USA
Martin and his team specialize in insurance appraisals. Acquiring a piece of jewelry that is important to you, for instance a diamond engagement ring or a much-loved family heirloom, comes with a responsibility. Martin Fuller Appraisals helps you protect this treasured asset irrespective of its monetary value.
Of course appraisals for all other purposes are performed on diamonds, gemstones, jewelry, watches and silverware. Appraisal types include Fair Market and Estate Valuation Appraisals, all of which are supplied as a detailed hard copy and a... [more]
There are other professionals on JAW who sometimes provide jewelry appraisal services to the McLean area but are outside this region. Please see the Maryland page for further options.
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.
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.