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Jewelry Appraisal experts around Santa Barbara CA

Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal services to Santa Maria, Goleta, Ventura and throughout Santa Barbara County. Antique, estate & modern diamond jewelry & watches are valued and included in appraisal reports for all purposes including: Insurance Replacement, Estate, Open Market, Divorce Settlement & Equitable Distribution etc.

All jewelry appraisal businesses listed on JAW:

  • Are full-time accredited Jewelry Appraisers and gem labs, 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 below are arranged in order of 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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We are actively seeking a high quality Independent Jewelry Appraisal business with offices in Santa Barbara County to feature in this area.

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The nearest Appraisers on JAW, who regularly assist clients in Santa Barbara.

Geoff Nelson - Jewelry Appraiser

Jewelry Judge Los Angeles

Pasadena, California

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Listing for Jewelry Judge - Jewelry Appraiser

The Jewelry Judge is owned and operated by Graduate Gemologist, Geoffrey Nelson, GG (GIA), who has over 30 years experience in the jewelry and diamond profession. A same-day and while-you-wait jewelry appraisal service is offered to private clients from his office and gem lab. You will typically leave your appointment with your precious items and a detailed professionally produced appraisal, thus meaning that you are never without your jewelry or watches and gives you the opportunity to participate in the appraisal process. All reports are... [more]

Charles Carmona - jewelry appraiser

Guild Laboratories, INC.

Los Angeles, California

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Charles Carmona is President of Guild Laboratories, Inc., California. His credentials include a Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA, 1978) and an Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA, 1986).

His gemology and appraisal practice involves identifications, insurance, accounting and legal issues, supported by a fully-equipped gemological laboratory with advanced scientific instrumentation. He regularly attracts clients from Santa Barbara County and ... [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. For an expanded list of valuation types, go to the Appraisal Definitions page.

Divorce (rarely requested) - this type of appraisal is used to help divide the tangible assets of a marital estate. The type of value provided in the appraisal report will typically be determined by specific State statutes, by agreement between the parties or by the trier of fact (the Court). Commonly requested types of value include fair market value, liquidation value, replacement value and/or marketable cash value. The level of detail provided may also be a matter of agreement or decree.

Equitable Division / Distribution (occasionally requested) - Used to divide an estate among its heirs in an impartial and financially fair manner. Several different types of value could be requested by the estate administrator depending on what the heirs have agreed to or the specific needs of the estate. In general, the level of detail provided in the report is sufficient to identify the property being appraised and highlight the primary characteristics on which the value was based. Fair market value, market value, liquidation value and marketable cash value are some of the more common types of value requested by estate administrators.

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 Santa Barbara 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 Los Angeles Jewelry Appraisers page for more options.