Minerva in partnership with DJS Appraisals (“DJS”) can offer gemstone, diamond and fine jewelry appraisal services to various clients. DJS has offered to cater their services to clients across major North American cities. We offer select clients the comfort of our team visiting their premises to appraise their high value item(s).
Whether you have fine gold and diamond jewelry, gemstones of every kind, pearls and precious metals, all your valuation needs can be handled with precision and accuracy. The appraisal reports follow the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (“USPAP”), International Society of Appraisers (“ISA”).
Individuals may need jewelry appraisals for insurance coverage, estate and trust administration (i.e. charitable donations, federal tax functions, federal casualty loss) or divorce settlement and equitable property distribution purposes. Family law matters require highly accurate valuation for equitable distribution of property within families. Over the years, the value of your jewelry and gemstones can fluctuate greatly. If your last insurance appraisal is over two years old it may be out-of-date and, as a result, your jewelry could be insured for less than its replacement value.
Banks, Auction Houses and the insurance industry need thorough and accurate USPAP appraisals, including appraisal of their inventory.
DJS has acted as expert witness and have over 30+ years of experience. This includes experience with both the Internal Revenue Agency (“IRS”) and Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”).
Government entities often require USPAP compliant valuation for seized property. With DJS’s portable gem laboratory, on-site examinations and appraisals are thorough and accurate.