Jewelry Appraisal experts around Scottsdale AZ
Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal services to Scottsdale. 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 JAW Associates:
- Are full-time accredited Appraisers and diamond experts, 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.
LaGravinese Appraisal Services
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
This Scottsdale based jewelry appraiser specializes in home-visit appraisal services. Graduate Gemologist Tom LaGravinese and his GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional wife, Janet, attend your home as a couple and carry out all gem and gold assessments in your presence. Weekend and evening appointments are also available.
This company appraises antique, modern, estate and period jewelry, watches, sterling silverware and Native American jewelry for all purposes, including insurance replacement, liquidation, estate and collateral situations... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Nearby Appraisers who regularly deal with clients in the Scottsdale area.
Ouellet and Lynch
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Ouellet and Lynch Jewelry have been providing jewelry valuation services on a while-you-wait basis from their office 30 minutes from Scottsdale for over 30 years. This Certified Gemological Laboratory is one of only a few in the United States to meet the rigorous standards of the Accredited Gemologist Association for both diamonds and colored gemstones. Ouellet and Lynch is an independent appraisal practice, so does not buy or sell any jewelry-related items. Appraisal consultations result in totally impartial value conclusions... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Artabella Jewelry Appraisals
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Artabella Jewelry Appraisal regularly conducts appraisal consultations on a home-visit basis in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Arizona. For added security and convenience, Ms Aros brings a complete mobile lab to your home, office or Lawyer's office within the Phoenix area. Alternatively, Accredited Appraiser Tracy Lee Aros offers expert appraisal of gems, diamonds, watches and fine jewelry at her office and gem lab in Tucson AZ.
Tracy is a highly qualified Gemologist with over 20 years of professional expertise and is a Master Gemologist Appraiser® ... [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.
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 the Scottsdale 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 Arizona Jewelry Appraisers page for more options.