Jewelry Appraisers in Missouri
The Appraisers and Gemological Laboratories listed here cover Missouri State, specifically in and around the St Louis area. Appraisal services are also be provided to the surrounding counties including St Charles, Clayton and Jefferson County.
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.
St Louis Jewelry Appraisals, LLC.
St Louis, Missouri, USA
Amanda McGhee ASA, MGA,GG (GIA), the principal at St Louis Jewelry Appraisals LLC, offers an independent appraisal service for clients in the St Louis area and beyond. This business is truly independent and does not buy, sell or broker jewelry, so you can be confident that all assessed gradings and values are unbiased.
Amanda can examine your items at her office in Hazelwood MO or one of the many appraisal clinics held at jewelry stores throughout the Missouri and beyond. In addition, Ms McGhee will assess your jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, and pearls if ... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
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.
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.