Jewelry Appraisers in the Washington DC Metro area
The Appraisers and Gem Labs listed here provide jewelry appraisal and gemological services to the Washington DC Metro area and the surrounding cities of Alexandria VA, McLean VA, Springfield, Bethesda, Arlington, Rockville and Newington.
All JAW Associates:
- Are full-time professional Appraisers and Gemologists 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’ buttons to see each Appraisers full profile. These display the Appraisers' jewelry appraisal fees, verified qualifications & credentials, client reviews and details of their services.
The Appraisers below are arranged in order of the the number of customer reviews they have received.
Yantz Bradbury Associates
Rockville, MD, USA
This mobile gem lab appraises your jewelry, watches, diamonds and gems in your own home. All the equipment required to accurately create a detailed appraisal is brought to you. Typically all documentation will be presented to you on leaving your home. All assessments are performed by Graduate Gemologist and jewelry expert, Sherlene Bradbury GG (GIA) who, for your protection and confidence, has undergone a background check by Global Investigative Services.
Appraisals and jewelry consultations are also available from YBAssociates' office in Rockville MD... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Danielle Broussard Jewelry Appraisals
Dundalk, Maryland, USA
Jewelry Appraiser, Danielle Broussard, provides speedy appraisal, gemological and other jewelry-related services to jewelry owners in Washington DC. She personally collects your items from your home and returns them once the appraisal and valuation report has been prepared.
This company provides unbiased value opinions on modern, antique and period gem-set and diamond jewelry and watches. This business does not buy or sell any of these items, so their conclusions are independent and fair as they have no vested interested in the outcome of their research... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Accredited Jewelry Appraisers, LLC
Falls Church, Virginia, USA
Jeff Allinson is a member of the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers and as such is a truly independent appraiser, he does not buy or sell jewelry, gemstones or diamonds. This ensures that there is never a conflict of interest and that you are guaranteed a totally unbiased, objective appraisal report.
This business provides a comprehensive range of appraisal services from their office and gem lab in McLean VA including appraisal for insurance, estate, Internet purchase verification, dissolution of marriage, marketable cash value etc... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
DJF Appraisal Services, LLC.
Alexandria, Virginia, USA
DJF Appraisal Services, LLC is headed by Appraiser and Gemologist, Deborah Finleon. This business is a full-service jewelry appraisal practice that is totally independent. They do no buy, sell or broker jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, watches or any other related products.
Services are performed from their office in Alexandria on a while you wait basis or if you prefer, Deborah can bring her mobile laboratory to your home, office or bank vault. Deborah also hosts Appraisal Events in private client's homes and at retail jewelers in the Washington DC area... [more info, fees, reviews etc]
Martin Fuller Appraisals, LLC.
McLean, Virginia, USA
Martin and his team specialize in insurance appraisals. Acquiring a piece of jewelry that is important to you, for instance a diamond engagement ring or a much-loved family heirloom, comes with a responsibility. Martin Fuller Appraisals helps you protect this treasured asset irrespective of its monetary value.
Of course appraisals for all other purposes are performed on diamonds, gemstones, jewelry, watches and silverware. Appraisal types include Fair Market and Estate Valuation Appraisals, all of which are supplied as a detailed hard copy and a... [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.
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.