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Plainfield Jewelry Appraisers
& Gemological Laboratories

Plainfield

Diamond Appraisal Experts Plainfield IL

All JAW Associates:

  • Are full-time professional 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.

Reviews of the top Jewelry Appraisers and Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal & gem testing services in the Plainfield area and throughout Will County.

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.

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DeAnn Schmidt - Jewelry Appraiser

JDS Jewelry Appraisals.

Plainfield, Illinois

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Plainfields Jewelry Appraiser

This business specializes in jewelry appraisals carried on a home-visit basis. Appraiser and Gemologist, DeAnn Schmidt, visits your home or office by appointment, where all jewelry items, diamonds and gemstones are identified and graded while you watch. DeAnn performs valuations on jewelry of all types, including antique, vintage, estate and modern as well as loose gemstones and diamonds.

As a Certified Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers and a Certified Paralegal you can be assured of a comprehensive, detailed and accurate... [more]


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Heidi Harders - Jewelry Expert

Chicago Gem and Jewelry Evaluation Services, Inc.

Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago Jewelry Appraiser

Heidi Harders GG owns a gem lab providing jewelry appraisals via several options for clients: from her office in Chicago, through Appraisal Events held at respected jewelers throughout Chicagoland and by using her home-visit service. Whichever service you select, you can be assured of the same professional appraisal report and consumer-focused service.

Appraisals on all types of antique, period and modern jewelry as well as loose diamonds and gemstones, and watches. Heidi is a Certified Senior member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, a Certified Appraiser... [more]

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.

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.

You may have to look outside the Plainfield 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 Illinois Jewelry Appraisers page for more options.