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Nashville Jewelry Appraisers

Nashville Jewelry Appraisers
& Gemologists

Nashville | Hendersonville | Brentwood

Jewelry appraisal experts around Nashville TN

Reviews of Jewelry appraisal and gemological services provided by specialist Appraisers in the Nashville area, including Hendersonville, Brentwood and throughout the Counties of Sumner and Davidson.

All JAW Associates:

  • Are full-time professional appraisal specialists and diamond graders, 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 shown below are arranged by the number of customer reviews they have received.

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Diamond expert India Earheart

India Earheart GIA GG

Clarksville, Tennessee, USA

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India Earheart, GIA GG is an independent jewelry appraiser located only an hour drive from Nashville, TN. Specializing in insurance and estate valuations, India provides confidential appraisal examinations while you wait comfortably and within sight of your jewelry at all times. Her valuations are entirely objective, based on the appropriate markets where your pieces would be repurchased or sold in the current climate. She does not buy or sell jewelry or gemstones. You will leave her office with knowledge gained and your jewelry in hand, later... [more info, fees, reviews etc]

appraisal infoTypes 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.

Equitable Division (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.

Estate Settlement (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 Coverage (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.