Independent On Site Jewelry Appraisals by a Graduate Gemologist in Ponte Vedra Beach and the Jacksonville, FL Area.  By Appointment only.

Why Get An Independent Jewelry Appraisal?

There are many reasons why you need a jewelry appraisal.

why you need a diamond appraisal

The most common need is when you want to obtain jewelry insurance. Most insurance companies require the item to be examined and valued by an appraiser who is a G.I.A. Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), who has specialized training in jewelry appraising, and who is not the seller.
If you have a previous appraisal that is more than 5 years old, it should also be appraised so you will not be underinsured.  Other common reasons to get an appraisal is when buying or selling  an item, estate planning or probate needs, to authenticate diamond and gem certificates, or for just plain curiosity!

What Is The Jewelry Appraisal Process?

Determining what type of jewelry appraisal you need is the first step.

what is the process of getting jewelry appraisedThe  jewelry items are cleaned and their condition is evaluated.  Each item’s components are  then identified, measured, quality graded, and described using specific gemological terms.  Digital photo’s are taken, and values are given to each component, and for the entire item.
The finished documents are then formatted,  and  a printed copy  produced and given to you.  We then archive the documents, so they can be updated when needed in the future.

How Much Does A Jewelry Appraisal Cost?

Cost for jewelry appraisals vary based upon a few factors.

How much does a jewelry appraisal cost?

Cost of jewelry appraisals should be determined by the item’s complexity, and the time required to complete the appraisal, not based on the final value of the item. Most items can be appraised in about 30 minutes.  Our appraisal fee for the first “typical” item is $90.00 and $65.00 for each additional item. Complex items or items requiring additional time for research are quoted on an individual basis.

Our onsite appraisal service may also require additional travel fee’s if your location is out side of  our normal service area.  Consultation services are charged by the hour plus travel fee’s if any.

Independent On Site Jewelry Appraisals by a Graduate Gemologist in Ponte Vedra Beach and the Jacksonville, FL Area.   By Appointment Only.

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Kevin Carpenter G.G. C.I.A. Senior Appraiser at Expert Jewelry Appraisers LLC

Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) and Certified Insurance Appraiser (C.I.A.) with over 40 Years of Jewelry Experience.

Jacksonville, FL – Ponte Vedra Beach Appraiser – Providing Independent On Site Jewelry Appraisals

Kevin’s interest in gemology began at an early age, having been inspired by his father, who is a geologist.  It would come as no surprise when in high school he accepted a part time job in a retail jewelry jewelry store, and his career in the jewelry industry began.

Over the next 40 years Kevin continued gaining hands on experience working as the manager for Vermont’s largest jewelry retailer, owning his own jewelry design business, consulting for one of the largest jewelry industry liquidators, and appraising fine jewelry for a large national jewelry appraisal firm.

Rounding out his jewelry knowledge Kevin has completed courses of study in diamond grading, gem identification and grading, jewelry valuation, and appraisal theory from the most prestigious schools in the industry. Most recently he was awarded the title of Certified Insurance Appraiser (C.I.A.) and is a recommended jewelry appraiser for the Jewelry Insurance Brokerage of North America (JIBNA).

If you need a jewelry appraisal in Ponte Vedra Beach, or the Jacksonville, FL area, please contact us for more information. By Appointment only. 

  • Gemological Institute of America

      • Diamond Grading: 1985
      • Colored Stone & Gem Identification: 1991
      • Pearl Grading: 2011
      • Gem Identification, Colored Stone Lab & Diamond Grading Lab: 2011
      • Graduate Gemologist Degree: 2012
  • Certified Insurance Appraiser

    Approved Appraiser for Jewelers Insurance Brokerage of North America (J.I.B.N.A.)


    • Certified Member

    • Registered Jeweler: 1991
    • Certified Gemologist: 1992