Appraisals Completed at your Home or Bank
Off site jewelry appraisals are available at an additional fee. We will bring the gem lab to your home or bank where all testing and appraisal work will be preformed. Then the report will be prepared at the office and mailed to you in just a few days.
If your looking to buy and need advice on your purchase use our 30 years of experience in the business to help. We will offer an unbiased opinion to help guide you in getting the best value when buying jewelry or watches.
Estate Jewelry Appraisal
Do you need an estate jewelry appraisal report for IRS filing or court?
If the estate is subject to federal estate tax, a detailed report will be required to establish the fair market value for each item. Estate appraisals subject to IRS scrutiny entail additional market research for significant jewelry items. These appraisals will list the documented sales prices of comparable items (e.g. researched sales at auction). When applicable, these prices are followed by an analysis of the similarities and differences between the item in question and the comparable item(s) assisting the reader (e.g. IRS agent) to understand the fair market value conclusion in the report. Naturally estate appraisals require more time and research and are billed by the hour or we can quote a fixed price on the entire assignment.
Equitable distribution (divorce settlement), would you still need a jewelry appraisal report?
Often estates and trusts are not subject to federal estate tax but a report documenting every item is still desirable. For example, these less formal reports are useful to help with the equitable distribution of the estate/trust assets. Often these appraisals require less detailed market research and consume less time they are generally billed at the hourly rate.
If all you need is verification that your item is authentic or just need an opinion of value we offer this service.
Call for an estimate (561) 955-0438