Jewelry Appraisal

Professional Jewelry Appraisals for Insurance, Estate and Advanced Assignments.

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Jewelry Appraisal Purposes

You need jewelry appraisal reports for a variety of reasons:

Insurance jewelry appraisal

Insurance Appraisal

The most common reason for appraising your jewelry is to obtain insurance coverage.  There are two important elements of an appraisal for insurance: value and description.

 

Resale Appraisal

Resale Appraisal

When you want to turn your unworn jewelry into cash, and you need to have an idea of how much it can be sold at the secondary market, or an idea of how much should you reasonably ask for, we can help you with a resale appraisal of your jewelry.

Estates & Trust Appraisals

Estate Settlement Appraisal

If the appraisal involves an estate or trust, the scope of the assignment and level of detail contained in the report is tailored to meet your needs.

 

equitable distribution appraisal

Equitable Distribution Appraisal

You can schedule an appointment with us and bring in your estate/inherited jewelry collection for an equitable distribution appraisal.

Tax Liability Appraisal

Tax Liability Appraisal

GIA Graduate Gemologist Trang Pham of La Jolla Gem Appraisal is a qualified appraiser and provide qualified appraisals as defined by Treasury Regulations.

 

Watch Appraisal

Watch Appraisal

Appraising watches require experience and knowledge from the appraiser to correctly identify and assess the condition of the watches. 

Other Jewelry Appraisals

Other Jewelry Appraisals

We provide other advanced jewelry appraisal services to meet with your purposes.

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Jewelry appraisal experts
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Jewelry Appraisal Experts around Chula Vista, CA

La Jolla Gem Appraisal is a AGA Certified Gemological Laboratory

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.

At La Jolla Gem Appraisal, the appraised items are examined, identified, and graded by a GIA Graduate Gemologist.  We apply the GIA Diamond, Colored Stone, and Pearl Grading System to our grading procedure.

Trang Pham (Jen) is a GIA Graduate Gemologist servicing La Jolla, CA, and surrounding areas for all of your Jewelry Appraisal needs.

State-of-the-art Gem Laboratory

We are proud to be the world’s 56th AGA gem lab

Jewelry Appraisal Procedure

State-of-the-art Gem Laboratory

Jewelry Appraisal Fees

State-of-the-art Gem Laboratory

The hourly rate for appraisal services performed in the office is $175.00.  The minimum charge for the first item 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.  Intricate items might cost higher.  

For most appraisals, we provide a fixed quote for the appraisal fee at the time the jewelry is presented.  There is generally not a charge to quote an appraisal fee and, once quoted, fees rarely exceed the original quote.  Any unforeseen complications will be communicated to the client if any increased fee is necessary.