West Palm Beach | Lake Worth
Jewelry Appraisers in the West Palm Beach area
The Appraisers and Gemologists listed here provide jewelry appraisal and gemological services in the West Palm Beach area, including Palm Beach Gardens, Lake Worth and throughout Palm Beach County FL.
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" 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 below are arranged in order of the number of customer reviews they have received.
Diamond Appraisal by Stoddard
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Established in 1972, Diamond Appraisal by Stoddard offer jewelry appraisal services for all antique, period and modern jewelry, diamonds and colored gems directly from their office in West Palm Beach FL. Gemologist Appraiser, Charles "Chuck" Stoddard, has extensive experience in all areas of the jewelry trade and does not buy or sell jewelry, thus offering an unbiased appraisal of your jewelry.
Appraisals for all purposes are provided and meet the requirements laid down by USPAP. Expert Witness and Litigation Support services also available... [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.
Fair Market Value (occasionally requested) - This type of value is most commonly defined by law, regulation or a local jurisdiction. In general there is no presumption that a sale will occur within a specific time in the future but rather the assumption that the sale had occurred as of the valuation date. The broad, generic definition is: The price at which the jewelry would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell, and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.
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.
Liquidation (commonly requested) - an appraisal provided to assist the client in the relatively rapid sale of their jewelry or watches may take the form of an appraisal report or a restricted report. It may be presented in either written or verbal format and as with other types of resale valuations the level of detail included and the type of value(s) requested are the client′s choice.
You may have to look outside the West Palm Beach 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 Florida Jewelry Appraisers page for more options.