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Jewelry Appraisers in the New York City area
Reviews of Appraisers and Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal & gemological services in NYC, including the New York Diamond District, Queens and 5th Avenue areas of Midtown Manhattan.
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The Appraisers below are arranged in order of the number of customer reviews they have received.
Rego Park, New York
Jewelry appraisal for all purposes are performed for private individuals, these include (but are not limited to): Insurance Replacement. Fair Market Value for Estate, Probate, Donation and Casualty Loss. Consumer Resale/Liquidation, Equitable Distribution and Divorce Settlement. Services for corporate clients include: appraisals for Collateral Loan, Bankruptcy and Liquidation, Estates, Trusts and Financial Planning. Timeless also regularly handle work for Government and Law Enforcement agencies in NYC.
All appraisals are totally unbiased and independent and are... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America, INC.
NYC & Garden City, NY, USA
Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America's offices are located on 5th Avenue New York where they cater of the appraisal needs of the local shoppers and consumers throughout Midtown Manhattan. All appraisal work is carried out in front you and you typically leave their lab with your jewelry and your appraisal report.
GAL's advanced gemological instrumentation allows for additional specialized services such as reports on gemstone origin, pearl gradings, gemstone treatments (nature and extent) Sarin reports as well the familiar Diamond Grading Report... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
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The Jewelry Appraiser, INC.
Manhasset, NY, USA
Appraisals for all purposes are all carried out by an Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser in a comfortable, well-equipped office located in Manhasset, NY.
Additional consultations and reports are also available, including forensic gemological analysis to assist in the resolution of legal issues and damage assessment reports to establish insurance or capital loss. You will typically leave Ms Villepigue’s office with documentation that is widely accepted by major insurance companies, important auction houses, estate and probate attorneys and.... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
The Jewelry Judge
Long Island, New York, USA
Mr. Barry S. Block is a highly respected, award-winning member of the jewelry industry who has been actively involved in the Gemstone and Jewelry Profession since 1967. As President of The Jewelry Judge, New York, with offices and gemological laboratory in Carle Place, NY, he is a full time appraiser of Gems and Jewelry. As an Independent Jewelry Appraiser, he does not buy or sell Jewelry. In addition, all work is done in front of the client, while they watch, either in his office/laboratory or on site... [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.
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.
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.
Liquidation (commonly requested) - an appraisal provided to assist the client in the relatively rapid sale of their jewelry or watches may take the form of an appraisal report or a restricted report. It may be presented in either written or verbal format and as with other types of resale valuations the level of detail included and the type of value(s) requested are the client′s choice.