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Pasadena Jewelry Appraisers
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Jewelry Appraisal in Pasadena

Reviews of the best Appraisers and Gem Labs who provide jewelry appraisal and gem testing services in the Pasadena, Riverside & San Bernardino areas and cities throughout Orange County and Inland Empire Communities.

All JAW Associates:

  • Are full-time Appraisal Experts and Gemologists, 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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During this difficult time, some companies are offering a zero-contact re-appraisal service on jewelry that they have previously examined. Conditions will apply.
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Geoff Nelson - Jewelry Appraiser

Jewelry Judge Los Angeles

Pasadena, California

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Listing for Jewelry Judge - Jewelry Appraiser

Geoffrey Nelson, GG (GIA) offers a same-day and while-you-wait jewelry appraisal service to private individuals from his office and gem-lab in Pasadena. This accredited jewelry appraiser and Graduate Gemologist has extensive experience in diamond grading, gem identification and jewelry valuation.

An accurate and detailed jewelry appraisal of your most precious possessions, e.g. your diamond engagement ring, is the first step to protect them. The appraisal process is fast, professional and provides you with instant results that can be used when insuring your valuables.... [more]

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teri brossmer - jewelry expert

Gem Appraisals Unlimited, LLC

Glendora, California, USA

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Teri Brossmer completed her Graduate Gemologist training in residence at the Gemological Institute of America in 1981. Gem Appraisals Unlimited, LLC was born soon after and is now located in Glendora, CA.

Ms. Brossmer's client base is diverse, providing valuation services for many levels of law enforcement regarding seized and forfeited property as well as litigation and dispute settlement support in the legal arena, and identification and valuation for individuals seeking insurance coverage or appraisal of their jewelry for estate tax returns... [more]

Charles Carmona - gem and diamond expert

Guild Laboratories, INC.

Los Angeles, California, USA

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From the mines and markets of Africa, Asia and South America to the offices and shops of Los Angeles and New York City, Charles I. Carmona, GG, ASA, has spent over 35 years learning and living the gemstone and jewelry trades. Along with his ever-growing technical expertise, he applies those skills and experiences to his practice as a professional gemologist. Whether you have a simple one-piece appraisal or a development project involving years to complete, you′ll get the same quality of attention and work.

He is President of Guild Laboratories, and ... [more]

Other JAW Associates located outside Pasadena may provide jewelry appraisal services to this area. Please check the California Jewelry Appraisers page for further options.

info iconTypes 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.

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.

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.