COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF JEWELRY APPRAISAL SERVICES
FOR DIAMONDS GEMSTONES & MINERALS
Guild Laboratories provides independent grading, identification
and appraisal services for diamonds and gemstones. Colorless or
fancy colored diamonds are graded by us to the same rigorous
standards as those used at the Gemological Institute of America
(GIA). Diamonds graded at Guild Laboratories strives to
grade diamonds to the same standards as those at GIA Gem
Laboratory. Determination of color origin for colored diamonds
is not conducted in our facility. We can send the stones out for
this advanced testing prior to conducting our appraisal examination.
We evaluate precious stones of all kinds, transparent and opaque,
including jade, opal, ornamental stones, decorative art, and man-made
gems. Most gemstones and their treatments if any are able to be
identified at our facility. Advanced testing at an outside laboratory
is warranted only in rare instances where a stone is not immediately
identifiable. Our appraisal, identification, and grading documents
conform to standards of wording established by the Laboratory Manual
Harmonization Committee (LMHC).
JEWELRY APPRAISAL SERVICES
We appraise jewelry from every era including antique jewelry from
Georgian and earlier epochs, Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau
and Art Deco through Retro and modern designer jewelry.
We also appraise original or ethnic jewelry, timepieces, and collectible
fashion (costume) jewelry.
FOR COIN COLLECTIONS & CURRENCY
As numismatic specialists, we conduct appraisals for various US
and foreign coins, and other currency from the 18th- 21st century. We
have limited experience with ancient coins and ephemera.
CONSULTING & LITIGATION SUPPORT
Our skilled litigation support is backed by decades of experience
in areas such as; insurance, business litigation, tax (probate/casualty
loss/donations), divorce, intellectual property and bankruptcy.
We will consult with individuals or businesses with or without
documentation and review jewelry or gemstone appraisals conducted
elsewhere. We also consult for personal purchases, resale items,
and lotting for auction. Inquire for these billing rates.
An effective expert witness requires both top-notch gemological
skills and a thorough grasp of all aspects of the legal process.
With extensive experience in civil and criminal court proceedings
serving both sides of these matters, Guild Laboratories is highly
qualified for appraisal and valuation service in Federal, State,
tax and bankruptcy courts.
TYPES OF CLIENTS SERVED:
The general public, the gem and jewelry trade, international
agencies, museums, banks and trusts, attorneys, accountants, news
media and the entertainment industry
US & FOREIGN Government Agencies:
World Bank Interpol; US Federal Government various departments
including: Homeland Security, Interior, Justice, Department of
State, Treasury, Federal Trade Commission, Securities and Exchange,
and US Postal Inspection Service
STATE OF California Agencies:
Attorney General, Department of Corporations, District & City
Attorneys, Sherriff's Department, Police Departments and Community
AS EXPERT WITNESS for gems, jewelry, coins and currency valuation:
US District Courts: Los Angeles, CA, Alexandria, VA, Chicago, IL
US Tax Court: Los Angeles, CA
US Bankruptcy Court: Los Angeles, CA Las Vegas, NV
California Superior Courts: Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura County
Arizona Superior Court: Pima County, AZ