Jewelry Appraisers in Virginia
Find the best Jewelry Appraisers, Gemologists and Gem Labs in your area of Virginia who provide jewelry appraisal and gemological services in North East Virginia, specifically Fairfax County. Appraisal services may also be provided to the surrounding counties of Prince William and Loudoun.
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 shown below are arranged by the number of customer reviews they have received.
Accredited Jewelry Appraisers, LLC
Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Jeff Allinson is unquestionably an independent Jewelry Appraiser. Why?
As a Graduate Gemologist (GIA) and a Senior Member of The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), not only is he eminently qualified, but he does not buy or sell jewelry, gemstones or diamonds. This is a huge distinction that separates him from the vast majority of Jewelry Appraisers in the United States. So you can be assured that there is no conflict of interest and that your appraisal can clearly be seen to have be created in a totally unbiased manner... [more]
DJF Appraisal Services, LLC.
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Deborah Finleon is an independent appraiser providing appraisal services to exclusive retailers and private clients in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
A GIA Graduate Gemologist and NAJA Certified Master Appraiser, Ms. Finleon founded DJF Appraisal Services after years of industry experience including jewelry design, retail sales, and appraisal. Her work today encompasses a wide range of appraisal services, from insurance and estate reports to gemstone treatment identification, damage evaluation, and general consulting. A member of the... [more]
Martin Fuller Appraisals, LLC.
McLean, Virginia, USA
This world-class appraisal practice provides a personal service to private clients, the jewelry trade and government agencies in Northern Virginia & the Washington D.C. area from their offices and gemological laboratory in McLean VA.
Established in 1984, Fuller Appraisals LLC comprises of a team of extensively qualified and experienced Gemologists and Jewelry Appraisers, headed by the much respected Appraiser; Martin D. Fuller, GG, CSM, ASA. Whilst focused on serving the local cities of McLean, Washington DC, Alexandria and Baltimore, this company... [more]
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.
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.
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.