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San Francisco Jewelry Appraisers
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Jewelry appraisal experts in the San Francisco CA

Reviews of respected Appraisers and Gem Labs who provide jewelry appraisal and gem tesing services in San Francisco. Antique, estate & modern diamond jewelry & watches are valued and included in appraisal reports for all purposes including: Insurance Replacement, Divorce Settlement, Estate, Open Market & Equitable Distribution etc.

All jewelry appraisal businesses listed on JAW:

  • Are full-time accredited Appraisers and diamond graders, not retail jewelers.
  • Are fully qualified and experienced.
  • Have had all of their certifications 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 & gem testing 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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We are actively seeking a high quality Independent Jewelry Appraisal business with offices in San Francisco city to feature in this area.

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Carole Richbourg - Appraisal expert

Fine Jewelry Appraisals and Consulting, LLC

Los Altos, California

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Carole Richbourg is a Master Gemologist Appraiser® providing USPAP compliant, accurate jewelry appraisals for contemporary and antique fine jewelry, diamonds and gemstones.

With over thirty years of experience, most of which has been spent as an Appraiser, Carole is well placed to ensure a correctly detailed insurance appraisal report describing your jewelry and accurately ascribed values to assure you of a comparable replacement in case of loss. A range of appraisal types are performed along with several gem-related consultation options... [more info, fees, reviews etc]

Other JAW Associates located outside this immediate area may provide jewelry appraisal services to region. Please check the Californian 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. For an expanded list of valuation types, go to the Appraisal Definitions page.

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.