Jewelry Maintenance

Love, care and maintenance of fine jewelry. I wish that we never lost a diamond from a precious, sentimental ring; unfortunately, as jewelers, we see this every day. All we can do is our best to console the wearer and replace what has been lost. Life happens while we wear our jewelry. A busy person […]

Life is Good!

Life is Good!

Dear Reader, Life is good because we get to make positive changes! You can find me in St. Petersburg at David Reynolds Jewelry and Coin. It is my privilege to work with such a talented team of jewelry professionals and I know that you will be thrilled with the service that is provided at the […]

What’s in the Jewelry Box? – Part 2

Hi, thank you for joining me today! My name is Susie Crump, solapreneur of West Coast Jewelry Consultants, LLC and also known to friends and family as The Gem Lady. Aside from custom jewelry design, one of my favorite services is assisting clients in determining what’s in the jewelry box?! Please be patient while video […]

What’s in the Jewelry Box? – Part 1

Hi, thank you for joining me today! My name is Susie Crump, solapreneur of West Coast Jewelry Consultants, LLC and also known to friends and family as The Gem Lady. Aside from custom jewelry design, one of my favorite services is assisting clients in determining what’s in the jewelry box?! Please be patient while video […]

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 […]

Tampa Jewelry Appraiser Questions – What is a Jewelry Appraisal?

What Is A Jewelry Appraisal

In this video Susie Crump, Graduate Gemologist, GIA, Registered Master Valuer, USF, answers the question involving “What is a Jewelry appraisal”. The term is used frequently by consumers and in a lot of cases incorrectly.

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 […]

Fair Market Value Appraisal

Diamond-appraisals

Our expert gemologists can fairly appropriate valuation for your jewelry in its current condition today, which is an important process to determine values for your wills and estates, including: Estate Distribution Inheritance/Probate Divorce/Division of Property Evaluation Comparison Charitable Contribution/IRS  

Insurance Replacement Appraisal Services

Tampa Jewelry Insurance Appraisals

Jewelry appreciates in value.  In order to protect your assets, it is important to update your appraisals every two years to determine the value of your jewelry in today’s today. As a certified Tampa independent jewelry appraisal expert we can provide certified appraisals that can be use in insurance claims to determine replacement costs for […]