Jewelry Appraisal experts around Tempe AZ
Reviews of respected Appraisers & Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal services to Tempe. 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.
Nearby Appraisers who regularly deal with clients in the Tempe area.
Ouellet and Lynch
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Ouellet and Lynch Jewelry have been providing jewelry valuation & gemological-related services on a while-you-wait basis from their office 30 minutes from Tempe 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 Tempe and Gilbert 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]
LaGravinese Appraisal Services
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
LaGravinese Appraisal Services is primarily a mobile service covering the entire state of Arizona. If you prefer, you may attend one of their office in several AZ locations.
Tom and Janet carry out the appraisal of your jewelry, diamonds, watches, gemstones and sterling silverware in the privacy and security of your home, bank or office. They attend each appointment as a couple, and your jewelry will not leave your sight during that time. There are no extra charges for this home-visit service - but minimums may apply in certain areas.... [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 Tempe 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.