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San Diego Jewelry Appraisers
& Gemologists

San Diego

Jewelry appraisal experts around San Diego CA

The Appraisers and Gem Labs listed here provide jewelry appraisal and gem testing services in the San Diego area, including Coronado and throughout San Diego County. Diamond engagement ring appraisal is obviously one of the most frequently requested valuations, particularly for insurance replacement, but these experts also appraise all antique and modern diamond and gem set jewellery as well as plain gold and platinum items and watches.

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.

To display each business's jewelry appraisal cost, verified qualifications & credentials, reviews and contact details, click the ‘View Profile’ buttons.

The Appraisers below are arranged in order of the number of customer reviews they have received.

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Thom Underwood - Gemologist and diamond grader

San Diego Gem Lab

San Diego, California, USA

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SDGL is headed by the highly respected Jewelry Appraiser, Thom Underwood, San Diego's only Master Gemologist Appraiser®.

Thom offers more than just an appraisal service. He provides an experience as he understands that your jewelry is more than just the sum of the diamonds, gems & gold... it is part of your story. So Thom strives to satisfy your interest & curiosity, as well as provide the accurately detailed appraisal that you need.
SDGL performs all analysis while you watch, does not buy or sell and has upfront pricing, all affording you an unbiased, transparent service... [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.

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.