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Jewelry Appraisal experts in Milwaukee WI

Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal services to Milwaukee, West Allis, Waukesha and throughout Milwaukee County WI. 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.

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Joel Hasslar - Jewelry Appraiser

Von Hasle Jewelry Advisers

Racine, Wisconsin, USA

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View this gem appraiser

Von Hasle Jewelry Advisers was founded in 2017 by Joel Hassler. Already an accomplished appraiser and having spent almost two decades in the retail jewelry industry, including owning his own store, he wanted to focus solely on the industry's appraisal and consulting side.

This appraisal company is the only American Gem Society® Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser firm in the state of Wisconsin and has an AGS Accredited Gem Laboratory on-site. In 2018, Joel was selected by the AGS as one of only two Certified Gemologist Appraiser Instructors..... [more info, fees, reviews etc]

One JAW Associate outside this area also appraises in Milwaukee.

Diamond and Gem Expert

Gemworld International, Inc.

Glenview, Illinois, USA

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5 Star rating5.0

Chicago gemologist

Gemworld International is a world-renowned gemstone and diamond market research analyst company that also has a very active jewelry appraisal department managed by Gemworld's primary Jewelry Appraiser is a Graduate Gemologist with the GIA.

In Milwaukee, Gemworld carry out the appraisal of your jewelry through Craig Husar Fine Diamonds and Jewelry Designs in Brookfield, WI. Gemworld specialize in insurance and estate appraisals for modern, period and antique jewelry, diamonds, gems and watches. Assessment of your jewelry is performed on the premises of this Brookfield jeweler... [more info, fees, reviews etc]

info iconTypes 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.

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.

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 Milwaukee and Waukesha areas 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 Illinois Jewelry Appraisers and Wisconsin Jewelry Appraisers pages for more options.