New York State
New York State Jewelry Appraisers
Find the best Appraisers and Gem Labs who cover in and around New York City, Up State NY (Westchester and Albany areas) and on Long Island. Appraisal services may also be provided to the surrounding counties.
Click the "View Profile" button on the Appraisers' listings below to view their full profile. This displays their credentials, appraisal fees, 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.
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]
A&A Gemological Laboratory
Saratoga Springs, New York, USA
For over three decades, A&A Gemological Laboratory has continually served the gem and jewelry trade, banking institutions, law firms, government agencies and the general public, by identifying, analyzing and appraising fine jewelry, watches and silver.
Established in upstate New York in 1978, James Naughter has been the Managing Director since 1991. Since taking the helm, he has expanded the lab′s services to neighboring Vermont, Massachusetts & Connecticut, thereby creating and sustaining a truly regional accredited gem laboratory... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Gem Pro Appraisal Services
Croton-on-Hudson, NY, USA
Gem Pro Appraisal Services is owned and managed by Graduate Gemologist David Bidwell, GG (GIA), SM (NAJA). This business provides a prompt and discrete appraisal service for jewelry, watches, pearls and also loose diamonds and colored gemstones.
The evaluation of your treasured items is normally carried out by appointment in your home or office, as David has a portable gem lab. Examination and valuation is performed in front of you, so your precious belongings never leave your sight. The consultation and the subsequent valuation documentation meets... [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 currently 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. Mr. Block opened the first U.S. based... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Rego Park, New York
Gail Brett Levine is president of Timeless, Inc., a jewelry appraisal and gem consulting company specializing in the appraisal and valuation of antique, estate and period jewelry.
Timeless offer an on-site appraisal service at your home, office, bank or lawyers office with a state-of-the-art portable gemological laboratory. All Timeless professionals research each item to substantiate value conclusions. Appraisals are based on appropriate market comparable sales plus the extensive trade experience and networking capabilities of each Appraiser... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Gemological Appraisal Laboratory of America, INC.
NYC & Garden City, NY, USA
For over 30 YEARS, GAL and its staff of expert Gemologists have built its reputation as one of the leaders in the industry. They offer a number of appraisals and comprehensive laboratory services to suit any of your needs.
All of their Gemologists are graduates of the Gemological Institute of America, including years of industry experience. GAL's staff are required to continually improve upon their education and training by regularly attending seminars, lectures, and advanced gemological studies, including the coveted and highly regarded, Fellowship... [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.
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.
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