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Seattle Jewelry Appraisers

Seattle Jewelry Appraisers
& Gemologists


Jewelry appraisal experts around Seattle WA

Reviews of accredited Jewelry appraisal and gemological services provided by specialist Appraisers in the Seattle area and throughout King 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.

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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Saleena Zeman - Graduate Gemologist

SAZ Appraisal

Kirkland, Washington, USA

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This accredited jewelry specialist provides appraisal documentation and verbal consultations from their office in Kirkland and via trusted jewelers throughout the Seattle-Tacoma Metro area of Washington. The evaluation of your modern, estate and antique jewelry can also be performed on a home-visit basis.

Appraising your valuable assets not only establishes the true value of your items, but also documents a detailed and exact description of your precious possessions increasing the likelihood of recovery in the event of a loss or burglary... [more info, fees, reviews etc]

Larry Azose - Gemologist

Gemological Consulting Services

Seattle, Washington, USA

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This appraisal company provides same-day jewelry appraisals and gemological consultations from their office in Downtown Seattle. Headed by Graduate Gemologist Larry Azose GG(GIA) this company benefits from Larry's 50 years experience in the gem, diamond and jewelry trade.

Appraisals for all purposes are carried out (Insurance Replacement, Estate Tax, Divorce Settlement, Liquidation, Charitable Donation etc). For clients seeking litigation support or advice concerning a proposed purchase or disposal of valuables, completely independent consultations... [more info, fees, reviews etc]

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Tracey Meltzer - Gemologist

Emerald City Gemological Services

Bellevue, Washington, USA

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This jewelry appraisal practice near Bellevue WA, performs appraisals and valuations for all purposes with a convenient location for drop-off and return of your items.

The company, headed by Certified Gemologist, Tracey Meltzer, GG(GIA), also provides a mobile gem lab and appraisal service by appointment. This enables the jewelry expert to carry out the appraisal in your home, bank, attorney's office, or other secure location in the Seattle area. Areas of expertise include jewelry, watches, colored gemstones, pearls and diamonds.... [more info, fees, reviews etc]

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.

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.

Liquidation (commonly requested) - an appraisal provided to assist the client in the relatively rapid sale of their jewelry or watches may take the form of an appraisal report or a restricted report. It may be presented in either written or verbal format and as with other types of resale valuations the level of detail included and the type of value(s) requested are the client′s choice.