La Jolla Gem Appraisal

AGA Certified Gemological Laboratory

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Trang Pham (Jen), GIA GG
Trang Pham (Jen), GIA GG

The only AGA Certified Gemological Laboratory in San Diego County

Gem & Jewelry Appraisals In San Diego, CA

Trang Pham is your trusted independent jewelry appraiser in San Diego area and beyond, specialized in valuing all types of fine jewelry, watches and gemstones.

With credentials as a GIA Graduate Gemologist and AGA Accredited Senior Gemologist, she's also an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) in the Gems & Jewelry Discipline. Her expertise and dedication were highlighted by receiving the 2022 ASA Rising Star Award.

Her experience teaching gemology, coupled with her many credentials and commitment to continuing education, has made her your trusted expert for any jewelry valuation needs. Her appraisals are widely accepted by insurance companies, and she is a Qualified Appraiser under IRS Guidelines on Qualified Appraisers.

Trang Pham's clients include private jewelry owners, insurance companies, fiduciaries, estate attorneys, the Department of Justice, and retailers.

Your appraisal report will be rendered in accordance with the following:

The current version Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of The Appraisal Foundation.
The Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics of The American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
Certified Gemological Laboratory

Gemological Laboratory Services

Providing Objective Valuation Services For Diamonds, Gemstones, Pearls, Watches, Contemporary and Estate Jewelry

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Jewelry Appraisals

Our appraisal reports include a thorough description of your jewelry, including its quality, condition, and any unique features that may impact its value. We also provide a credible opinion of valuation, which is essential for insurance, estate, and resale purposes.

Jewelry Consulting Service

Consulting Service

As the only AGA Certified Gemological Laboratory in San Diego, we use advanced technology and scientific methods to provide our professional, independent, and unbiased opinions of the identification, quality, and grading.

Jewelry Brokering Service

Brokering Service

We provide services in selling jewelry for our private clients who wish to convert the jewelry that no longer fit their lifestyle into liquid assets or for estates and trusts seeking to sell collections or partial collections.

Jewelry Appraisal Services

Providing Objective Valuation Services For Diamond Appraisals, Selling Jewelry & Gemstones, Pearls, Watches, Contemporary and Estate Jewelry

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a jewelry appraisal and why would I need one?

A jewelry appraisal is an unbiased, evidence-based valuation for a specific purpose, as of a specific date, that is based on researched market data that is analyzed and formulated into a report prepared by a trained, experienced professional valuation specialist.  

You need jewelry appraisal reports for a variety of reasons: to determine Replacement Value for insurance scheduling; or Fair Market Value for estate planning, equitable distribution, tax liability, dissolution of marriage, litigation; or Marketable Cash Value for reselling your jewelry.  In other instances, you may need to a jewelry appraisal for post lost purposes.

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Client Reviews

Take a look and see what our clients are saying about our gem & jewelry appraisal services.

OMG! Let me tell you how much I enjoyed my visit with Trang. Not only did she get me in right away for an appointment but she also educated me on my ring. I will definitely use her again and I will refer clients. I'm a hard person to please but she managed to successfully make a new client for life.
We highly recommend Trang & La Jolla Gem Appraisal. We had never had any jewelry appraised before & asked Trang lots of questions as she was appraising it. She’s so patient, knowledgeable, & trustworthy. We would definitely use their services again!


Prestigious organizations that La Jolla Gem Appraisal is associated with:

Accredited Gemologists Association
GIA Alumni Association Member
Jewellery Appraisers of the World
Women's Jewelry Association

State-of-the-art Gem Lab

We're proud to be the world’s 56th AGA Gemological Laboratory

State-of-the-art Gem Laboratory
State-of-the-art Gem Laboratory

By acquiring the AGA Certified Gemological Laboratory (CGL) status - AGA CGL #56, we are joining some of the world's leading gemological labs that believe in excellence and are dedicated to establishing the highest ethical and professional standards of practice.

We schedule appointments Monday - Saturday between the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.