Boston's Premier Independent Appraiser!


Insurance Documentation that estimates realistic costs with accurate descriptions to satisfy a potential loss without driving the cost of the premiums beyond reason.

Estate Planning and Tax Purposes to verify and limit your exposure to future taxes.

Distribution of a Marital Estate or Inheritance to minimize disputes involving settlements and to avoid legal fees in the event of an irrational claim in the future.

Liquidity and Collateral Value to turn property into cash in an orderly manner or to protect a loan officer from over-stated values.                                                                

At Bay State Appraisers, your appraisal will be performed according to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and those of the American  Society of Appraisers. Each piece of jewelry will be weighed, measured, and describe in detail. Gemstones will be identified, graded, measured, and their weights calculated. Metal content will be determined. All diamonds over ½ carat will be issued a stone certificate, with color, clarity and cutting angles listed. The internal characteristics of the stone will be diagramed. Colored gemstones certificates will be done for colored stones when appropriate. Your appraisal will have enlarged color photos of the items. Photomicrographs (photos through the microscope) are available if needed for insurance claims, etc. Your appraisal will also explain the grading systems used. An explanation of the definition of value will be included, along with the instructions for the appropriate use of the appraisal document. Please Contact Justin Krall at 603-785-1897 or email for pricing information.

We offer special weekend, evening, and early morning appointments. Full laboratory mobility for bank vault visits, estate appraisals, and other misc. services.

Other areas of expertise: 
Estate jewelry is one area that we not only appreciate but have a great deal of experience with. Large diamonds in all shapes and sizes. We also Specialize in detecting treatments such as laser drilling, fracture filling, synthetics, on both diamonds and colored stones. Asian art and antiques are also a specialty.

When having your jewelry appraised, make sure you bring written documentation. Such documentation would include sales receipts, warranties, diamond or gemstone certificates, old insurance summaries listing the jewelry, or old appraisals. These documents are important because they show proof of ownership and may contain information that will speed up the appraisal process.

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