Jewelry Appraisal experts around Trenton NJ
Reviews of respected Appraisers and Gemologists who provide jewelry appraisal & gem testing services to the Trenton NJ area and througout Mercer County and the Tri-State area.
All JAW Associates:
- Are full-time accredited appraisal specialists 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 qualifications, appraisal cost, images, customer reviews, an outline of their appraisal & gem testing 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 jewelry experts who regular see clients from the Trenton and Edison areas.
Paula A Fox & Co. LLC.
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA
An independent appraisal firm specializing in gemology by Graduate Gemologist & Certified Appraiser Paula Fox. Whether you are an individual, attorney, or auditor, you can expect unbiased opinions coupled with genuine compassion and a love of all things jewelry, diamonds and gemstones. Paula’s business has been supplying prompt, professional, accurate and confidential service to her Trenton clients for over 25 years.
From a single-item appraisal / valuation of a treasured family jewel to a jewelry manufacturer’s... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Jewelry Appraisers & Consultants
Red Bank, New Jersey, USA
Jewelry Appraisers & Consultants is headed by Gemologist Barbara Nevius. From her office and laboratory in New Jersey, she appraises on a while-you-watch appraisal service. The items never leave your sight and you have the opportunity to discuss your jewelry, diamonds and gems with Barbara while she works. Barbara also has a mobile gem lab, allowing the appraisal to be carried out wherever you feel most comfortable (perhaps your home or office in Trenton). Whichever option you choose, the research and valuation of your items is carried out and your appraisal report... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Philadelphia Jewelry Appraisers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
This gem-lab is owned and operated by Gemologist and Diamond Grader Joshua M. Hyman, G.G. (GIA) and allows walk-ins and also takes appointments. All gemstone identification, grading and valuation is done in front of the client and most single items take between 20-30 minutes to complete. This appraisal company's office is right in the middle of Jeweler's Row in Philadelphia (approx 40 minutes from Trenton), on the second floor and is a comfortable, enjoyable environment with many mineral specimens, gemological books and gemology related... [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.
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.
You may have to look outside the Trenton 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 New York Jewelry Appraisers, Pennysylvania Jewelry Appraisers and New Jersey Jewelry Appraisers pages for more options.