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La Jolla Gem Appraisal

Additional Service Fees


If you would prefer to have your jewelry appraised on site at your home, office or bank, La Jolla Gem Appraisal retains fully-equipped portable gemological laboratories. All local assignments outside the office are billed at the hourly rate of $300.00, from door to door. Please take this into consideration when requesting this service.

For travel outside of the San Diego area, please contact us and we will estimate travel expenses for the specific assignment.


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Appraisal Service Fees

Jewelry appraisal fees are based on the complexity of the item(s) and the research and analysis necessary to reach an estimate of value and produce a comprehensive report.  Depending on the size of the assignment, our appraisal fee is per-item or hourly based.

Per-item fee: The minimum charge for the first item (in my office) for most standard, contemporary jewelry styles will range from $150.00 to $250.00 and is based on the amount of time required for that item.  Depending upon the size and composition of a collection, additional items may start as low as $70.00 per item. 

For most appraisals, we provide a fixed quote for the appraisal fee at the time the jewelry is presented.  Any unforeseen complications will be communicated to the client if any increased fee is necessary.

Hourly rates: Depending on the scope of work of each assignment, hourly rate fees vary from $175.00-$300.00 and will be computed based on actual time devoted to examining, analyzing, researching, and making reports. 

You can schedule an appointment and watch while your jewelry is being examined and evaluated.  If you have several or complex items that require more time to evaluate, you may choose to leave the jewelry while the examination is performed. Should you choose to leave your jewelry, an intake process with detailed photos of the jewelry will be provided for your receipt. 

Gemological Laboratory Services

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

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Jewelry Appraisals

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 analyzed and formulated into a report prepared by a trained, experienced professional valuation specialist.

Jewelry Consulting Service

Consulting Service

As the only AGA 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.