Jewelry & Diamond Appraisal Experts in Springfield MA
Reviews of respected Appraisers who provide jewelry appraisal & gem testing services in the Springfield MA area and throughout Hampden 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 JAW Associates:
- Are full-time professional jewelry appraisal experts 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’ buttons to show each business's jewelry appraisal cost, verified qualifications & credentials, client reviews and contact details.
The Appraisers below are arranged in order of the number of customer reviews they have received.
We are actively seeking a high quality Independent Jewelry Appraisal business with offices in Springfield to feature in this area.
Nearby Appraisers who regularly deal with clients in the Springfield area.
Neil Cohen Gemologist
West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Neil Cohen is a Master Gemologist Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers and provides valuations for diamonds, gemstones and gem-set jewelry in Springfield. Using a binocular microscope and other gemological equipment, Neil will expertly identify and grade your gems and then assess the value and true worth of your fine jewelry as a whole, relative to the purpose of the valuation.
Your documentation will include an identification of the metal grades of the gold, platinum etc, as well as a description of the quality and color of the gemstones.... [more]
New England Gem Lab
West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
This business is headed by Cynthia Kooney GG, a highly experienced Gemologist and Jewelry Appraiser who has spent a lifetime in the jewelry trade.
Cynthia and her team take their jewelry appraisal tasks very seriously have had years of extensive gemological and appraisal training that has resulted in them obtaining some of the highest professional credentials in the jewelry trade. They are devoted to helping the consumer understand the appraisal process and to be transparent and easy to do business with. Their ethical standards have been proven... [more]
You may have to look outside the Springfield 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 Jewelry Appraisers in Massachusetts page for more options.
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.
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.