EXPERT WITNESS TESTIMONY & LITIGATION SUPPORT:
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Mr. Davis serves as a Professional Jewelry Appraiser / Gemologist when required for litigation
support or expert witness testimony. He is a professionally trained appraiser who has the expertise
to offer opinions of value in an unbiased manner to aid the court in reaching an equitable
decision. Expert Witness and Consultation assignments are charged at an hourly basis (Please
refer to the rates page ).
Insurance Appraisal / Retail Replacement Value Appraisals
This report protects your items against loss or damage. The accuracy and detail included in this report makes it
possible to identify or have exact duplicates recreated of these precious items should they ever be lost or stolen.
There are many different types of insurance companies and policies. Some types of policies compensate the
amount stated on the appraisal, some have the option to pay a lesser amount and others pay for replacement of an
exact comparable to the insured item at the lowest cost to them.
It is very important to establish what type of policy you are purchasing, exactly what is covered and how the
insurance company will settle the claim.
Quality Confirmation of a New Purchase / Retail Replacement Value Appraisals
This report is to verify that the diamond you recently purchased is what the retailer represented it as. A complete
quality analysis is done and findings are compared to the major laboratory certificate if accompanied with one. The
retail replacement value is determined based on the gemological evaluation and stated in the final report. This
report can also be used for insurance scheduling.
Liquidation / (Re-sale Advice) Appraisals
This appraisal value is determined when an owner decides to convert jewelry items into immediate cash by re-
selling them. The sale can be held under forced or limiting conditions and with time constraints, depending on the
circumstances and or how the items are sold.
Estate (Probate) Appraisals
In the event you are named executor of an estate or conservator for an individual, an estate appraisal of their
jewelry may be necessary for distribution, settlement or potential inheritance tax liability. Jewelry values for estates
are legislated to include specific information and data. Fair market value is used for this type of valuation. .
Cutting Proportion & Sarin Light Return Analysis Reports for Diamonds
GemSecure offers cut grading and measuring of diamonds to the highest accuracy using the Sarin DiaScan S15+
with the GIA® Facetware™. Comprehensive cutting proportion and symmetry analysis, as well as Hearts & Arrows
and Light Return ASET images included in each CPLR report.
If you have recently purchased a new diamond, confirming the detailed quality attributes of the cutting proportions,
symmetry and light return is a must. GemSecure is one of the few Gemological Laboratories in California that
offers the same type of state-of-the-art hardware and software that GIA, EGL and AGS are using to evaluate cutting
proportion and light return.
Make sure your diamond has been represented properly from the dealer you have purchased from and rule out or
confirm any discrepancies against your diamonds accompanied major lab certificate.
Divorce Settlement/Dissolution of Marriage
This is equal division of common property.
This report expresses the difference in value resulting from breakage and estimates the cost of the removal, re-
cutting and resetting of the gemstone, as well as the value of the re-cut gemstone (loss of weight).
These reports are based on fair market value and are necessary for tax deductions of donated items.
This report is for a client who brings in a jewelry or gemstone item to verify its identity and/or quality as claimed by
the seller. Comparison appraisals usually reflect the item at its most common retail replacement value.
This report establishes the value of a previously undocumented item that was lost or stolen. This is a hypothetical
valuation based on information supplied by the client and supported by photographs and a description of the item.
This report determines the fair market value of a lost, stolen, or destroyed item not previously documented. The IRS
allows an income tax deduction of some portion of the value with a proper casualty loss appraisal.
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