Our Certified Master Appraiser and GIA Graduate Gemologist provides written appraisal reports to assist in determining equitable division of estate assets. Feel free to call, text, or email us with any questions about potential appraisal work.
Marketable Cash Value (MCV) – (middle/low “net” value, usually for equitable distribution, resale or estate planning purposes) is defined as the net value a willing seller realizes after disposing of property in a competitive and open market to a willing buyer. Both the buyer and seller must be reasonably knowledgeable of all relevant facts, and neither being under constraint to buy or sell. Marketable cash value takes into consideration insurance, dealer commissions, advertising, travel, and shipping expenses that may be involved in the sale.(AAA 2019 Definitions of Value, p.1)
Scott Papper, GIA GG, AJP, CMA (NAJA)
Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist Diamonds Graduate Colored Stones Graduate Applied Jewelry Professional
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) Certified Master Appraiser
Modern Jewelry Vintage & Antique Jewelry
Watches & Pocket Watches
Diamonds Colored Gems
We don't have a "one size fits all" fee schedule, as the fee is based upon the complexity of the assignment.
Simple appraisals for items (such as a gold wedding band or gold chain) start at $80. More complicated appraisals that require extensive gemological testing and/or research will require a higher fee. For large jobs, bulk rates can be negotiated. Travel lab hourly rates can be negotiated if the assignment requires me to evaluate your items at your house, bank, office, etc.