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Jewelry Appraisals

We Offer Jewelry Appraisals

There are many different types of jewelry appraisals, and you need to trust an expert to help guide you through the different one that are available to you. Please contact us and we would be happy to make sure you get the exact type of appraisal you need. With over 40 years of experience, Don Walsh has the knowledge and ability to make sure you are properly protected. Below are some of the appraisals we will perform.

Insurance Replacement

This will provide you with ample information that will ensure a replacement of equal utility, kind, quality and value. Our definitive report will assist the insurance company and/or replacement agency in providing a replacement of an item comparable to that which was lost or stolen.


This can be for conservatorship or death estates where probate taxes will need to be paid. Both will have Fair Market Values assigned to the items. Fair Market Value is the price at which property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under compulsion to buy or sell, and both having a reasonable knowledge of relevant facts. Appraising for tax purposes is a highly specialized task that requires specific training and experience. Errors in appraising can result in serious penalties to the client, and fines can be levied against the appraiser. We have the experts to help prevent this from happening.

Division of Property

This can be either for cases involving divorce or for equitable distribution of an estate. Some divorces will require immediate equity value so a liquidation value would be used. Other times, we will use fair market value.


This will provide you with values if you had to liquidate your property immediately and time was of the essence.


Similar to an estate appraisal, this is typically used for tax purposes when donating the property. A fair market value will be used.

Damage & Loss

This is used when the property has been damaged and you need to establish the loss in value due to said damage. For diamonds, we will determine the value prior to the damage and then the value after the damage has been prepared in order to get you a loss in value.

Hypothetical Appraisal

This is a report used to determine values for lost or stolen items that were previously undocumented or poorly documented. These are typically based on the customer’s descriptions and any photos or other available information they may have.

jewelry appraiser examining a diamond ring

What Clients Say

Jeffrey Cavanaugh

Don is amazing!! He helped us with something super last minute and we are so happy with the results! He even resized our watch onsite! Highly Recommend!!

Renee Young

Don is an excellent jeweler who helped me replace the missing stone from my engagement ring. I can’t thank him enough for the time and effort.

Harriet Perdikaris

I took a pearly pendant to Don hoping he could make it into a ring for me. He listened to what I was envisioning me some ideas of how best to recreate it.

Contact us today for any of your jewelry buying, selling, appraisal or repair needs!