Los Angeles’ Most Trusted Jewelry Appraiser
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. Gemological Lab & Appraisal specializes in appraising Fine Jewelry, Diamonds, Colored Stones, Watches, and Fine Pearls.
Trusted by Thousands
We have completed over 10,000 appraisals and served thousands of happy clients ranging from large companies to private individuals. We deliver quality appraisals with the highest standards that are honored by all insurance companies.
Fast & Convenient Turnaround
High Quality at an Affordable Price
$45 - Mini Appraisal
$85 - $125 Detailed Appraisal Report: (Most Popular)
$150 - 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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)