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.
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]
Gem Pro Appraisal Services
Croton-on-Hudson, NY, USA
David has over twenty years of jewelry industry experience encompassing a diverse background including: Retail jewelry management and operations, gem and jewelry appraising, consulting, and gemological laboratory work. David began his career in a family operated jewelry store where he spent many happy years advising clients in the purchase of custom design and estate jewelry, managed jewelry and watch repair services and conducted jewelry appraisal services. After earning the Graduate Gemologist Diploma (GG) and Insurance Replacement Appraisal... [more]
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]
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]
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]
Worldwide Gemological Services.
New York, NY, USA
WGS - Worldwide Gemological Services is located in New York, NY. WGS provides appraisals and has the particularity to provide appraisals on-site; these appraisals can be created for different purposes: Estate, Donation, Liquidation and Insurance Value. WGS also creates also Gem Identification Reports and Diamond Grading Reports - these documents have no financial value ascribed. WGS's Appraiser is an ISA Member, using GIA nomenclature and provides appraisals according to the criteria laid down by USPAP - "to perform valuation services competently a... [more]
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.
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.