Gem Secrets - Mobile Jewelry Appraisal Service

Our mobile Jewelry Appraiser / Graduate Gemologist appraises your jewelry while you wait at your home or office. We have issued thousands of appraisals for hundreds of clients in the San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside county as well as New Mexico and Las Vegas.

Services we provide

  • Insurance Appraisal - by using a replacement value, your items will be protected in case of loss or damage.

  • Consultations - educating a client before purchasing jewelry, verbal evaluations and identification of jewelry and gemstones.

  • Estate (probate) appraisal - for determining inheritance taxes on an estate. Fair market value is used for this type of valuation.

  • Divorces - to determine property value for division of assets

  • Liquidation - to convert jewelry into immediate cash.

  • Expert Witness Testimony - to help with any litigation problems such a jewelry disputes and diamond switching etc.

Recently appraised jewelry and Instagram posts

Blog Posts

Here’s one good reason why obtaining a jewelry appraisal is so important after you buy a diamond. Can you tell a real diamond from a look-alike? When buying a diamond, you have to make sure that it is indeed a diamond or at least it’s worth what you ‘re paying thousands of dollars for.  Whether my jewelry […]

The jewelry and collectibles radio show was hosted by Jewelry Appraiser and Graduate Gemologist, Michael Rogers back in 2010 – 2011.  Airing on 760 KFMB in San Diego, we gathered experts from the jewelry and the collectible industry to inform and educate listeners.  Expert guests from recognized institutions such as the Gemological Institute of America, Ebay, Butterfields […]

Coming Soon!!! Buying a diamond ring can be a terrible ordeal. Most people will have to deal with dishonest jewelers, unknowledgeable salespeople, and the fear of having their diamond switched. ” The Secrets to Buying Diamonds “, is an informative guide that describes everything from the basics about diamonds, how to choose a jeweler, diamond […]