Pre-appraisal consultation over the phone, via email or in person

Evaluation of fine and estate jewelry, including:

  • Signed jewelry and watches, including pieces from houses such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., Verdura, David Webb, Seaman Schepps and Buccellati

  • Pieces with special hallmarks of origin, period or designers

  • Antique and vintage engagement ring settings

  • Engraved gold and silver work

  • Important objects d'art and other works of art

Professional gemology of gemstones, including:

  • Vintage, antique, and contemporary-cut diamonds, including fancy colored diamonds

  • Colored stones, including unheated and untreated sapphires, emeralds and rubies; identification of origin of precious colored stones, including fine Burmese, Ceylon and Kashmir sapphires and Colombian and Zambian emeralds

  • Identification of gemstone varieties, such as color changes, fluorescence or asterism

  • Other semi-precious gemstones such as opals, tanzanite, alexandrite, aquamarine and kunzite

Appraisals of the above items can be done for the following:

  • Obtaining insurance

  • Estate planning

  • Estate taxes following a death

  • Equitable distribution for divorce

  • Collateral for a loan

  • Liquidation

  • Gift Tax

  • Charitable donations

  • Preparation for sale of item