The art of appraising doesn’t happen overnight. To be a legitimate appraiser you must be educated at the Gemological Institute of America and earn a “Graduate Gemologist “ degree. Once earned you must be in the industry and find out cost factors on all gemstones of all qualities and that can take years of experience.
To further educate yourself, the American Gem Society offers advanced programs where you can earn “Certified Gemologist and Certified Gemologist Appraiser” Degrees. This higher degree furthers the experience in evaluating the quality of material costs in fabrication and explaining in greater detail the final product in the appraisal. Having earned the Certified Gemologist Appraiser degree also allows you to have your own “Accredited Gemological Laboratory” degree. Here at Morgan’s Palos Verdes we have earned that entitlement and can handle any appraisal request you have. We do any type of appraisal ; estate liquidation value, fair-market value and current replacement value for insurance purposes. Please contact us for your special needs in this department.
For private estates we can come to your establishment for a private assessment. We do liquidate estates of any size and can work with your attorney or family members to help establish valuations.