Diamond & Jewelry Appraisers in Philadelphia
Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal services to private clients in Philadelphia.
Antique, period & modern diamond jewelry & watches are appraised for all purposes (Insurance Replacement, Estate, Open Market, Divorce Settlement, Loan Security, Equitable Distribution etc).
All JAW Associates:
- Are full-time accredited Appraisers 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 gemological & appraisal 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.
D. Atlas & Co.,Inc.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
David Atlas offers jewelry consultation services, appraisals, expert testimony and informal mediation in the areas of precious metal, jewelry, diamonds and colored gems.
Standard appraisal services are carried out while you wait and watch, at David's Logan Square, Philadelphia office or in your home, office or other suitably secure location in the West Philly area. Appraisals for all purposes are performed inc Retail replacement, Fair Market, Liquidation value and all their subcategories. David is a consumer advocate and believes in giving fairness and discretion to... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Paula A Fox & Co. LLC.
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia-based Certified Appraiser & Graduate Gemologist, Paula Fox, appraises and values antique and modern jewelry, watches & silverware. A portable gem lab is available, so Paula can carry out gem identification, diamond grading and the assessment of your treasured items in your home or office.
This jewelry appraiser extensively travels to clients in Jewelers Row, throughout the city centre, Philadelphia County and beyond. Appraisals for Replacement Value (to obtain insurance coverage or confirm a purchase, Fair Market... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Philadelphia Jewelry Appraisers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Graduate Gemologist, Joshua Hyman, GG (GIA) operates a while-you-wait jewelry appraisal service from this 1st floor office in Jeweler's Row (Samson St) in the centre of Philadelphia. Appointments are not always required and all the work required is performed in your presence.
This gemological laboratory has advanced equipment for the detection of lab grown diamonds and gemstones and also the identity and quantification of hi-tech gem treatments. You can be assured of a comprehensive, detailed and accurate appraisal and valuation of your precious... [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.
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.
You may have to look outside the Philadelphia 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 Pennsylvania Jewelry Appraisers page for more options.