The Jewelry Appraiser Inc.

Manhasset, New York, USA

Avg. Rating Rating star5.0 (14 reviews)

Debòrah Villepigue - Jewelry Appraiser
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About this Appraiser

The Jewelry Appraiser, Inc. is a well established gem lab located in Manhasset, NY and is headed by Debòrah Ann Villepigue, an Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser. The appraisal of your diamonds, gems and watches can be carried out on a while you wait basis from Debòrah’s comfortable office that is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art gemological instruments.

Valuations for all purposes are performed by this company, including:

  • Replacement Valuation for Comparable Insurance Coverage Underwriting.
  • Fair Market Appraisal for Estate, Equitable Distribution, or Taxation
  • Marketable Cash Value for Trade or Prospective Sale of Personal Jewelry, Gemstones and Diamonds
  • Donation Appraisal and Valuation for Charitable Giving

Additional consultations and reports are also available, for instance, forensic gemological analysis to assist in the resolution of legal issues and damage assessment reports to establish insurance or capital loss. You will typically leave Ms Villepigue’s office with documentation that is widely accepted by major insurance companies, important auction houses, estate and probate attorneys and in most court situations.

The Jewelry Appraiser, Inc. also has a mobile gemological laboratory allowing Debòrah to carry out the examination of your treasured items in your home, office, bank vault or lawyer’s office. Areas covered include New York City metropolitan area and all of Long Island.

Debòrah Villepigue has been featured in several magazines, has shared her knowledge on several TV shows and looks forward to being of service to you. Please contact her using the email and phone links at the top of this page.


The Business

  • Private Practice & Trade Appraiser
  • Business mix: Mainly an Appraiser
    Also: Educator, Expert Witness & Broker
  • Principal + 0 staff Appraisers
  • Mon - Sun: 10am to 11pm
  • Mobile lab, via jewelers & at Appraiser′s office


  • Per-item & time-based fees
  • All major cards accepted
  • Full appraisal reports start at $85


  • GG


  • AGA, GIA Alumni
  • NAJA
  • JVC


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The Jewelry Appraiser Inc.
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avatarJohn F. Bethpage

Review starsMar 2019

Overall 10/10 Experience

Deborah was a joy to work with. As soon as I sat down in her office I knew I had made the right decision by coming to her. The appraisal process was new to me and she explained every part of it step by step and made sure I understood all of the details. She was super passionate and knowledgable in her field. I would absolutely recommend her to my friends and family.

avatarJ Ribando. New Hyde Park

Review starsMar 2019

Diamond Stud Earrings

I recently purchased diamond stud earrings for my wife and wanted to get them appraised. I found Deborah online and based on her resume and experience I went with her. Getting an appointment was quick and easy. Upon meeting Deborah she went over the process with me and then took her time as she appraised the diamonds in front of me. She explained what she was doing throughout the process. She is very detailed in her evaluation and really took her time during my visit. The entire process took around 40 minutes. She told me the appraised amount and within 2 weeks sent me my detailed report. She also showed me how to clean the earrings and did so for me too. I thought the process was great and I am very happy with the appraisal.

avatarS Munz. Oakland Gardens

Review starsFeb 2019

An Expert With a Big Heart!

Our experience with Deborah was nothing short of amazing. The care, concern, expert knowledge and kindness she displayed was above and beyond. Notably, her passion for jewelry and what she does stood out among all traits. She is the consummate professional. I would highly recommend this establishment and Deborah without reservation.

avatarChar. New York

Review starsFeb 2019


Deborah Villepigue is a Godsend! I needed to get my ring appraised and was searching for nearly two years for the right person. Everyone that I came across when trying to sell my ring had horrible reviews or tried to lowball me on it’s actual value. I was so tired and worn down thinking that I would not be able to find someone trustworthy enough to appraise my ring so I can sell it. But then, I came across Deborah online.

All of her reviews are amazing and it seemed like she was too good to be true. After reading Deborah’s website, I found out that she is one of the very few people in the WORLD with her accreditations and I set up an appointment with her right away. I saw firsthand that she truly is the real deal! Not only that, Deborah is a beautiful soul and an amazing person. I am so glad that I found her. Deborah was very thorough and taught me a lot while in my appointment about jewelry care, maintenance, diamonds, and gold. This is something that none of the other jewelers and appraisers ever took the time to do. Deborah is honest and you can see why she has all of the amazing reviews that she has now. I recommend anyone who wants a trustworthy, world-renown, and highly credentialed appraiser to Deborah Villepigue. You will not be disappointed!

avatarR Wilkinson. St. Albans

Review starsJan 2019

Simply The Best

The Jewelry Appraiser, Inc are the best. I recently got engaged and purchased my fiance’s engagement ring. I’ve never had to make a purchase like this before so I was beyond nervous about making the right choice but went ahead and got the ring. I knew I had to get it appraised to get insurance on it, so the search began and I found Deborah. She was more than welcoming. She made me feel comfortable and secure with my purchase, especially when she told me I did a great job of selecting the ring. I was very pleased with the appraisal value as well as the fact to know that if I had gotten screwed with the ring, she was gonna go to bat for me to ensure that I got what I paid for. She is the best when it comes to jewelry evaluation. If you ever need jewelry appraised once purchased go see Deborah at The Jewelry Appraiser.

avatarCtirado. Massapequq

Review starsJan 2019

The Best

Deborah was honestly the best. She was so down to earth. From when we walked in she made us feel comfortable, she explained everything. She goes out of her way to make sure your jewelry is 100% the best it could be - She won’t let it be any less. She’s so passionate about her work. Super great lady! We would absolutely would recommend to friends/family!

avatarMel W. Queens

Review starsFeb 2019

Amazing and Knowledgeable

Deborah was amazing to work with. The minute we sat down she explained the appraisal process, which was nice because we were not familiar with it. Each step of the way, she would detail what she was doing and make sure to ask if we had any questions. She made it a very comfortable, seamless and inviting experience. Deborah has so much knowledge, just being able to speak with her we learned a lot of facts about the diamond industry and diamond grading system. She was very open and thorough with sharing her advice and we learned a lot. She even pointed out characteristics of our ring that we didn’t know about, which was really special to learn about. The entire experience was like talking to a very friendly expert. Her persona really eased our worries and made the appraisal a positive one. Thank you Deborah and her husband Louie (who was very responsive when we set up our appointment, checked in during the appraisal, and provided overall excellent support) for a wonderful appraisal experience!

avatarCarol & Henry. Cambria Heights

Review starsFeb 2019

Best Ever Selected

We selected The Jewelry Appraiser after very favorable individual and TV reviews. Our initial visit was impressive. Deb was informative, knowledgeable, and most of all, not pushy. She made us feel comfortable and certain that we had made the right choice. We have returned to her several times and have not been disappointed. She is the epitome of professionalism.

avatarMichelle. Franklin Square

Review starsJan 2019

Professional and Knowledgeable

Deborah and Louis are amazing. I recently had my ring appraised and I accompanied my daughter for her appraisal. I was very pleased with the knowledge that Deborah has in the area of gemology, her passion for this subject is apparent and impressive! Deborah has a high level of expertise and professionalism, and her kind heart made for a great experience. Thank you!

avatarCatherine M. Searingtown

Review starsJan 2019

Amazing and Informative

I was very surprised at the amount of information I received and the time that Deborah put into my bracelet and my single round diamond. I would put all my faith in her and recommend her to anyone who needs an appraisal.

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avatarFrank & Jillian. Astoria

Review starsJan 2019

An Amazing Experience

Deborah was informative, thorough, passionate and funny. Her experience truly shines when talking and working with your jewelry. It’s incredible knowing that I have someone like Deborah to work with for as long as possible. I will be going to her for all appraisals and help when buying more. Thank you!

avatarMaria R. Valley Stream

Review starsJan 2019

Beautiful Lady, So Kind

This it’s my first appraisal, and I’m very happy to be in the right place, she is an excellent women and her experience make us very impressed, thank you! See you soon!

avatarN Ramos. Freeport

Review starsJan 2019

The Easiest Decision to Make

I had an appraisal done by Deborah yesterday and I have nothing but great things to say about our visit to the Jewelry Appraiser Inc. Upon entering, Deborah and Lou were very welcoming and helpful with the introductory paperwork. At the start of the appraisal session, I was very relieved to see how very professional and knowledgeable Deborah was with the item I had brought in. From the start Deborah was very clear about her services and how she would be able to guide me through the process of making my item into valuable material. Seeing how enthusiastic Deborah was throughout the process of appraising my item eased my nerves and made me confident that I was working with the right professional. I am excited to be working with Deborah over the next couple of months.

avatarVincent G. Bayside

Review starsJul 2018

Knowledgeable and Courteous

Working with Deborah was such a positive experience. She provided explicit and thorough information regarding our jewelry and explained many tips on how to care for it. Deborah took the time to work with us, showed concern and care for both my husband and I, and answered all the questions we had. She is professional, courteous and kind. I will absolutely be returning in the future for all my jewelry appraisals. Thank you so much!