Los Angeles’s Most Trusted Jewelry Appraiser

Baguette Masters Appraisals

Gemological Lab & Appraisal is an Independent Jewelry Appraising Company in Los Angeles, California. The appraisals are prepared by Jessica Reuben, a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where she earned her Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), and Accredited Jewelry Professional (A.J.P.) degrees.

Trusted by Thousands

We completed over 10,000 appraisals and served thousands of happy clients ranging from Large Insurance Companies to Retail Jewelry Stores to Private Individuals. Our gemologists have the expertise to deliver quality appraisals with the highest standards that are honored by all insurance companies.

Fast & Convenient Turnaround

Each appraisal is typically completed within 35 minutes. We understand how busy your schedule is and strive to provide the best customer service and fastest turnaround in the industry. Our office is located in the safest building in the Downtown Jewelry District and has ample parking.

High Quality at an Affordable Price

High quality appraisals don’t need to break your wallet. We believe providing great service at an affordable price is the only way to have clients for life. Unlike other appraisal companies — nothing is outsourced — no middlemen.

 

$45 - Mini Appraisal 

$75 - Detailed Appraisal Report: (Most Popular)

$125 - Detailed Appraisal Report for Watches

 Used only for general knowledge. Containing basic information which includes: cut, color, clarity, carat weight, and picture of the item. This item is used as a sales tool. It is the size of a credit card so it can easily fit into a jewelry box or can easily and inexpensively be mailed. Note to Retail Stores–Your customer will have the option to contact us to obtain a Detailed Appraisal Report based on this card for a small fee. 

Used to determine the retail replacement cost for insurance scheduling and/or re-selling the item. This is a detailed appraisal report containing all necessary information regarding the jewelry item.  This report is signed and sealed by the Gemologist and is honored by all insurance companies.  This report can be done for loose diamonds and gemstones as well.

  

Used to determine the retail replacement cost for insurance scheduling and/or re-selling the item. This is a detailed appraisal report containing all necessary information regarding the watch.  This report is signed and sealed by the Gemologist and is honored by all insurance companies.

 

  

 About the Appraisals

There are two basic types of appraisals.

  1. Insurance appraisal is used to determine the retail replacement cost for insurance scheduling. The value that is given to your piece is the price upon which your premium is set. A detailed description is crucial in order to replace the piece if necessary with an item of equal quality and kind. Because of this, it is very important that the descriptions be extremely detailed and specific.
  2. Fair Market Value appraisals can be used for a variety of purposes, including cash liquidation, collateral, divorce settlement, investment, estate probate, and charitable contributions.

In order to determine which type of appraisal is right for you, it is crucial to tell your appraiser what you intend to do with the piece, or the reason why you are looking to have it appraised.

Our appraisals include the following information but are not limited to:

  • A detailed description of the item
  • Metal content and weight (14K white gold, 18k yellow gold, platinum, etc.)
  • Measurements (length, width, thickness)
  • Metal finishes (polished, matte, sand blasted, etc.)
  • Settings (six prong set, bezel set, channel set, etc.)
  • Manufacturing technique (custom wax and cast, die struck, cast and assembled, hand fabricated, etc.)
  • Type of findings (spring ring, lobster claw, barrel, etc.)
  • Condition of the piece (new, excellent, fair, etc.)
  • Design (custom, serpentine, curb link, etc.)
  • Engraving (if applicable)
  • Circa (the age of the item)
  • Style number (if applicable)
  • Signatures, hallmarks, and trademarks (if applicable)