Jewelry Appraisers in Texas
The Appraisers and Gem Labs listed here cover the East of Texas, specifically the cities of Houston and the Dallas / Fort Worth area.
Service may be available to cities and towns within the Counties of Gregg, Rusk, Cherokee, Wood, Galveston, Brazoria and Fort Bent.
Click the "View Profile" button on the Appraisers' listings below to view their full profile. This displays their credentials, appraisal fees, 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.
Lonestar Gemological Laboratory, LLC.
Flint, Texas, USA
Lonestar Gemological Laboratory is a small independently owned and operated gem lab that puts client service and satisfaction first. They continually work to improve their services and the quality of their reports.
Gemological, appraisal reports and services include but are not limited to: diamond, colored stone and pearl Grading Reports, identification of gemstone treatments, gem and synthetic material Identification Reports, insurance appraisals, fair market value appraisals for all purposes, damage evaluation reports, Customs Reports (to prove ownership of.... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon.
The Jewelry Judge offers a range of jewelry appraisal, gemological reports and gem-related consultation services from their appraisal practice and gem lab in Houston. As a totally independent jewelry appraiser, this business does not buy or sell diamonds, jewelry or watches, so you can be assured of accurate and impartial advice and values.
The Jewelry Judge Houston is headed by Master Graduate Gemologist and Jewelry Appraiser Ben Gordon. Ben has spent a lifetime in the jewelry and gem trade and brings this wealth of knowledge and experience... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Christine York Jewelry & Appraisals, LLC
This full-service appraisal practice in Texas provides gemological and jewelry appraisals services to clients in the Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio areas from their offices in Bellaire TX. Many respected Jewelers throughout this area specifically refer their clients to Christine York Jewelry & Appraisals, LLC.
Christine York GG, ASA, MGA, established this company in 1985 and provides appraisals for jewelry, diamonds, colored gems and watches. Christine is one of only a very small number of Jewelry Appraisers who has earned the Master Gemologist... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Jarvis Gems and Jewelry Appraisals, LLC.
Dallas, Texas, USA
Jarvis Gems and Jewelry Appraisals is a full-service appraisal practice established in 2004 and serves clients from the Dallas and Fort Worth areas and the surrounding cities. Specializing in jewelry appraisal, litigation support and jewelry purchase / sales advice for the discerning jewelry owner, this company prides itself on its transparent approach to dealing with clients and it's fair pricing policy.
The two principal Appraiser Gemologists, Steven W. Jarvis, G.G. and Joyann Cooke, G.G., are both Graduate Gemologists from the Gemological Institute... [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.
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.