Jewelry Appraisers & Gemologists in Waterbury CT
Reviews of respected Appraisers who provide jewelry appraisal & gemological services in Waterbury CT and throughout New Haven County. Antique, estate & modern diamond jewelry & watches are valued and included in appraisal reports for all purposes including: Insurance Replacement, Estate, Open Market, Divorce Settlement & Equitable Distribution etc.
All JAW Associates:
- Are full-time professional appraisal experts and Diamond Graders, 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 show each business's jewelry appraisal cost, verified qualifications & credentials, client reviews and contact details. Antique, estate & modern diamond jewelry & watches are valued and included in appraisal reports for all purposes including: Insurance Replacement, Estate, Open Market, Divorce Settlement & Equitable Distribution etc.
The Appraisers below are arranged in order of the number of customer reviews they have received.
Neil Cohen Gemologist
West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Neil Cohen is a Master Gemologist Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers and provides valuations for diamonds, gemstones and gem-set jewelry to near-by Waterbury. Using a binocular microscope and other gemological equipment, Neil will expertly identify and grade your gems and then assess the value and true worth of your fine jewelry as a whole, relative to the purpose of the valuation.
Your documentation will include an identification of the metal grades of the gold, platinum etc, as well as a description of the quality and color of the gemstones.... [more]
New England Gem Lab
West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Gem testing & jewelry appraisals are offered by the New England Gem Lab from their comfortable and secure office or at your home in Waterbury. The NEGL enjoys you being present during the appraisal process, as this makes for a interesting experience for all concerned and enables you to ask the Appraiser questions that will give you a better understanding and appreciation of your jewelry, colored gems and diamonds. You will leave the lab with your items and your appraisal report will either be given to you then or it will follow in a few days if additional research... [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.
Equitable Division / Distribution (occasionally requested) - Used to divide an estate among its heirs in an impartial and financially fair manner. Several different types of value could be requested by the estate administrator depending on what the heirs have agreed to or the specific needs of the estate. In general, the level of detail provided in the report is sufficient to identify the property being appraised and highlight the primary characteristics on which the value was based. Fair market value, market value, liquidation value and marketable cash value are some of the more common types of value requested by estate administrators.
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.
You may have to look outside the Waterbury 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 Jewelry Appraisers in Connecticut page for more options.