October Message

I am grateful for the new challenges and experiences!

Dear Reader, It is amazing how much I have learned in this past year about gems and jewelry. I saw pretty much only diamond jewelry for appraisal in Brandon and Riverview. Now, in St. Petersburg, FL, I see emerald jewelry, vintage platinum and diamond jewelry, custom designed and created gold and gemstone jewelry. Not only […]

Jewelry Insurance Replacement and Fine Jewelry Appraisals


Dear Reader, Whether you are at in computer in St. Petersburg, FL, Brandon, FL or Tampa, FL I have great news: There is no better time to update your jewelry insurance replacement appraisal or finally check getting your fine jewelry appraisals done and off of your list. I have so many clients that tell me […]

Diamond Purchase Verification

Diamond Purchase Verification

Recently, I have had numerous requests for diamond purchase verification. This is quite different than a diamond jewelry appraisal, antique jewelry appraisal or independent certified jewelry appraisal for insurance purposes. One client wanted to verify that the diamond that he had purchased at a local jewelry store was indeed of the quality stated on the […]

What Is A Jewelry Appraisal?

Independant Jewelry Appraisal Tampa

What Is A Jewelry Appraisal? A jewelry appraisal is an objective, unbiased, fully researched estimate of quality and value of a piece of jewelry. It is the opinion of the Valuer supported by experience, education, training, skills and gem equipment. First, the Valuer must determine what the intended use of the appraisal is, then ascertain […]

How to benefit from selling your gold jewelry

how not to get scammed while selling your gold jewelry

How to benefit from selling your gold jewelry Gold has always been precious, in great times and in not so great times; it has always been a form of currency, understood globally and appreciated everywhere. If you have decided to sell your gold jewelry and are looking to benefit from your investment, please be sure […]

What’s a loupe? What’s it for? How do we use it?

Certified Jewelry Appraisals Tampa Bay Experts

A jewelry appraisal loupe is the most popular gem and jewelry instrument or tool. It is portable and gives us the ability to assess gems and jewelry efficiently. A loupe with a black housing is a magnifier that is fully corrected for both chromatic and spherical distortion, (or in scientific terms, aberrations); meaning, fully corrected […]