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Jewelry Appraisers & Diamond Experts around Newton MA
Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal services to Newton Massachusetts, including Brookline, Waltham and throughout Middlesex 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 Gem Labs, 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.
Boston Estate & Gem Appraisal
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
This jewelry appraiser serves the Metro-Boston area from his office in Downtown Boston. He has over 45 years of experience, including wholesale and retail sales of loose and mounted diamonds, watches and designer Jewelry. Now wholly focused on the appraisal of your precious items and educating other valuers.
The most popular reason to get a jewelry appraisal is for insurance coverage. A detailed valuation report describing your jewelry and its worth assure you of a comparable replacement in case of loss and facilitates a stress-free settlement... [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.
Fair Market Value (occasionally requested) - This type of value is most commonly defined by law, regulation or a local jurisdiction. In general there is no presumption that a sale will occur within a specific time in the future but rather the assumption that the sale had occurred as of the valuation date. The broad, generic definition is: ‘The price at which the jewelry would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.’
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 Newton/Waltham 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 Massachusetts Jewelry Appraisers page for more options.