You’ll need an expert who understands all federal and state law requirements. You’ll want a person who thoroughly “gets” today’s gemstone market, and has the skillset and industry tools needed to provide you with expert gemology and valuation information. Look to David Craig Jewelers for jewelry appraisals for:

  • Divorce settlement division of property or liquidation value
  • Replacement estimates
  • Identifying value for charitable contribution
  • Assessing value for tax deductions
  • Damage/Collateral/Evaluated casualty losses
  • Proof of Ownership
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International Acclaim

David Craig Rotenberg has appraised multi-million-dollar inventories of gems and jewelry for the United States Custom Service. Even the Kuwaiti government called on David’s expertise when they needed to appraise jewelry losses resulting from the Iraqi invasion.

What you need to know when getting an appraisal from David Craig Jewelers:

  • Appraisals take time, no matter the amount or size of jewelry . Expect a minimum of 2 weeks
  • The price for an appraisal starts at $150 an hour
  • You should be looking to get a new appraisal every 5-10 years
  • You do not need an appointment to bring your jewelry in, you may come in any time

A Jeweler You Can Trust

David Craig Jewelers is one of a select group of jewelers (approximately 300 nationwide) who operate a fully accredited, state-of-the-art American Gem Society (AGS) gem lab at our retail location. Our team of certified gemologists is led by David Craig Rotenberg, a jewelry industry expert, certified gemologist appraiser and forensic gemologist with more than 50 years of experience.

Legal Appraisals

In addition to providing appraisal services to thousands of satisfied individuals, David has been frequently sought by the media and professional organizations for his expertise in the appraisal and valuation of fine diamonds and jewelry.

David Craig Rotenberg is recognized by TASA, the Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys, as an expert in gems and jewelry-related matters. He is trained by the American Arbitration Association as a qualified mediator in gems and jewelry related matters. He’s assisted various legal firms in appraising and evaluating substantial caches of jewelry to settle bankruptcy matters, fraud investigations and estate matters. He has provided litigation support services to lawyers who have needed an expert to appraise or appear as an expert witness to testify in estate liquidation, insurance claims bankruptcy or litigation matters. He has experience working with Homeland Security, U.S. Customs, Border Patrol, IRS-CI and the U.S. Treasury. His appraisal services have attracted national attention. One of his more memorable public projects was an expert appearance on Primetime Live With Diane Sawyer, in a segment focused on fraudulent jewelers.