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Jewelry Appraisal in Westchester County
Reviews of most respected Appraisers and Gem Labs who provide jewelry appraisal and gem testing services in Westchester, including Croton-on-Hudson, White Plains, Rye, Tarrytown & Mt. Kisco.
All JAW Associates:
- Are full-time professional Appraisal Experts 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.
Diamond ring appraisal is obviously one of the most frequently requested valuations, particularly for insurance replacement and estate tax purposes. These valuation experts also appraise all antique and modern diamond and gem set jewellery as well as plain gold and platinum items and watches.
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Gem Pro Appraisal Services
Croton-on-Hudson, NY, USA
Gem Pro Appraisal Services, LLC an independent appraisal company, serving the needs of jewelers, estate lawyers and consulting for some of the largest luxury online retailers in the United States. David Bidwell has earned the title of Certified Senior Member with the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) placing him among the top jewelry appraisal professionals in the United States.
David is a Graduate Gemologist (GG) and holds an Insurance Replacement Appraisal Certificate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)... [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.