Hi Michael -I just wanted to thank you again for coming up to San Clemente to appraise my pieces. Your credentials speak to your professional expertise but your personal attention is just as impressive. Not only did you return my call promptly, you were able to accommodate my schedule and my location without any fuss. The fact that you work "mobile" is a big plus! My mother was a jeweler so I know something about the business. Your courtesy and professionalism are matched with integrity and a personable demeanor. I appreciate your discussing with me the various factors that are considered when valuing a piece of jewelry and how those factors effect insurance coverage. I would highly recommend you to anyone needing appraisal services. Kindest regards and success always,
Michael, Amanda and I would like to thank you again for the excellent job you did in performing our ring appraisal. Without your appraisal we would have never known that our ring was white gold (we paid for platinum). Your appraisal backed us up on the jewelry store's serious mistake. We were able to get our money back and are extremely thankful we had the ring appraised. Amanda and I were skeptical at first about a mobile jewelry appraisal, but after our experience we now know it is completely legit. Michael did an excellent job on the appraisal and was dead on the price of the ring. Thank you again for your help.
Mike, When considering having a ring appraised it is so important to turn to a trusted source. That is why I made it a point to look for a GIA graduate Gemologist. When I saw your credentials from your past work, I knew you were the one to trust. Your time, patience and attention to detail were greatly appreciated and your integrity and experience were evident in the appraisal.
Thanks so much for the diamond lesson. I probably know more about diamonds now than I ever thought possible. It's nice to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that what I purchased is what was represented. I'm sure my future wife and I will be happy with our ring for years to come and we will be sure to highly recommend you to anyone in need of appraisal services.
Overall: exceptional. Michael was accommodating, professional, knowledgeable, patient, and just plain good at getting the job done correctly. I recently proposed to my now fiance, and we wanted a GIA-certified appraisal for insurance. I was amazed how hard it was to find an appraiser, none of the big stores did it and a bunch of other appraisers wanted to keep the ring over a couple days and charge me $200+ sometimes. He was willing to drive up to meet me near LAX during my lunch break and handled it all in a Starbucks in under an hour, complete with a pdf e-mailed to me before I even left the table. While performing the appraisal, he was not only friendly but explained to me a variety of things to look for in the ring and the center stone and how to identify my unique stone (just in case I run across some slimy folks in the future). All for a fair price. Easily a 5/5, and I will definitely recommend using his services to my friends as they start proposing as well.
Michael did an outstanding job appraising a custom engagement ring. He conveniently came to us, arriving not only promptly, but early, and on a weekend too! Michael made the appraisal process both fun and informative, taking a genuine interest in teaching us about diamonds and the various methods to recognize my fiancee's unique ring. He educated us about ring maintenance too, and even provided helpful tips on obtaining a good insurance policy for the ring as well. I would highly recommend Michael, as he is a true expert in his field!
Michael is without a doubt the best in the industry! I’ve had several pieces of jewelry appraised over the years and there is no one more knowledgeable, professional or dedicated than Michael. The appraisal Michael did for me was my engagement ring. Michael came highly recommended from the jeweler and insurance company assisting me with the ring – and having now worked with him I can see why he is trusted by such reputable companies. From the time I first contacted Michael, I had the pleasure of meeting him, having my ring appraised and appraisal documentation in hand in less than 24 hours! The appraisal was detailed, professional and perfectly met all requirements to have my ring processed through insurance immediately. Professional and prompt would have been more than satisfactory, but Michael goes above and beyond. He is extremely knowledgeable about precious metals, gems and jewelry design; and this knowledge he shares with his clients.
As a businessman, I understand and appreciate the need for customer service – Michael exceeds beyond all expectations as both a professional and as a person. If you need anything appraised, there is no better professional, and more importantly, no better person I have ever dealt with than Michael. Michael will be the only call I make for any future appraisal needs and will be the only person I recommend to any of my family, friends and colleagues.
Michael did a great job!. His prices were extremely reasonable and he made this very convenient for me since he came to my home to do the appraisals. He was friendly and very professional. I will use him again if the need arrises.