Diamond & Jewelry Appraisers in Menifee
Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal services to Menifee CA and Riverside 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 diamond experts, 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.
Irvine, California, USA
Vickie Adams is a highly qualified Independent, accredited gem and jewelry appraiser and Graduate Gemologist (GIA in residence) heading Adams Appraisers. Her experience in the appraisal field is vast, teaching courses in the extension program at the University of California when Appraisal Studies program was active.
Jewelry and diamond appraisal services are available from Vickie's gem lab, or an on-site service is available to local clients in Menifee and Murrieta in southwestern Riverside County who require a home-visit appraisal consultation... [more]
American Gemological Appraisals
Whittier, California, USA
American Gemological Appraisals (AGA) is located within the QBC Jewelers building in Whittier and is owned and operated by Craig Sperling, RGA. Craig has over 40 years of professional appraisal experience in the jewelry and diamond trade. A same-day appraisal service is available from their Whittier location, without the need for an appointment. Your precious items are initially examined by the Gemologists and Appraisers, Craig Sperling or Guillermo Oliva, and the purpose and scope of your appraisal requirements are discussed and agreed before... [more]
Gem Appraisals Unlimited, LLC
Master Gemologist Appraiser® and Accredited Senior Appraiser Teri Brossmer, heads this highly respected jewelry appraisal practice that performs jewelry valuation, diamond grading and gemstone identification.
Clients for both on-site and off-site appraisal consultations include members of the public, the insurance and financial business sectors and law enforcement agencies. As a Graduate Gemologist and a Certified Insurance Appraiser, you can be assured that your appraisal documentation will be accurate, detailed and comprehensive... [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. For an expanded list of valuation types, go to the Appraisal Definitions page.
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.
You may have to look outside the Menifee 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 Californian Jewelry Appraisers page for more options.