For Indviduals

Valuations for theft & loss insurance and resale advise of:

  • Diamonds, Semi-Precious and Precious Gemstones
  • Engagement & Wedding Rings
  • Gold & Silver Fine Jewelry
  • Pearls & Pearl Jewelry
  • Antique & Vintage Jewelry
  • Quartz Watches (Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Patek Philippe)

Estate jewelry valuations have been legislated to include specific information and data. IRS regulations mandate that Fair Market Value is used to value the objects owned by a deceased person for tax and distribution purposes. Fair Market Value is based on what a willing buyer and seller would agree to without a forced sale.

Theft & Loss Valuation

For divorce purposes, appraisers must use “fair market value.” This means “the price at which the property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or to sell and both having the reasonable knowledge of relevant facts.” In difficult or sensitive situations, you can count on our staff for the highest level of professionalism as we appraise your items with the dignity, understanding, and respect.

For Insurance Companies

The most common jewelry appraisal is an insurance appraisal for replacement purposes – A theoretical value based on how much it would cost to replace the item with a new one if lost or stolen. It is not the value of the jewelry itself, but what a new jewelry item like the piece would cost. The value of jewelry, precious metals and gemstones fluctuate – If your last appraisal was more than 3-5 years ago, we recommend a new appraisal to avoid a substantial loss.

Your Best Insurance is a Good Appraisal
As a service to your clients, Boston Appraisal Bureau can provide a mobile gem lab and certifid gemologists to answer questions and provide complete, detailed, on-ite appraisals.

Litigation Support & Testimony

For Law Firms, Law Enforcement, FBI & Customs

The principals of Boston Appraisal Bureau have more than 70 years continuous experience as a diamond jeweler and have an expertise in the appraisal of personal property such as antiques, collectibles, fine arts, diamonds, gemstones, precious metals, watches & timepiece jewelry. Boston Appraisal Bureau is respected as a long-time Boston small business with direct expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.