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As a GIA Graduate gemologist and jewelry consultant, David S. Atlas provides jewelry consulting and jewelry appraisals in Southeastern PA, the I-95 corridor in DE and the upper and Central Delmarva of Eastern MD. Customers around the world often benefit from his services and expertise by sending in their gems and jewelry or consulting on-line.

From insurance appraisals to divorce settlement appraisals, David S. Atlas offers a variety of appraisal types to help with your needs. Visit our appraisal services page to learn more about the different appraisals we have to offer. With over 50 years of jewelry business experience, we have acquired expert knowledge on the services we provide.

As jewelry consultants, we offer an assortment of solutions for our clients. We provide you with jewelry descriptions and market reports, which are perfect for jewelry dealers or private clients that are looking to sell their jewelry. Visit our Jewelry Descriptions & Market Reports page to learn more about this service.

You can even customize and describe the shape and outline of your diamond by using our Shape Selector.  By using this tool, you can understand more about the shape which pleases you and then readily communicate it to your seller.

If you are a beginner or professional consumer or jeweler, visit our Ideal-Scope Store to choose from our assortment of jewelers’ scopes. We offer high-quality products ideal for a range of needs and skill levels.

Work with David S. Atlas to receive jewelry consulting from a GIA Graduate gemologist today! If you would like to learn more about our services, contact us at 215-385-0258. Our jewelry services will provide you with all the help you need!

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Why hire an Independent appraiser?

A professional, independent appraiser ties up all the loose ends of an important purchase. The appraiser makes certain that the diamond is in the condition listed on the report at the time of delivery to you rather than months or even years later.  If there is anything wrong, the only time to know it is right away.  The appraiser confirms the diamond is the correct diamond matching the report, too. It is not uncommon to see 1.00 carat diamonds getting mixed up in large dealer inventories.  If your diamond is unique, then that is less likely to happen.

Finally, the appraiser arrives at an independent opinion of value, confirms that the stone is skillfully set, in a properly constructed mounting and that any remaining questions and concerns you may have are all answered.  If you do have a loss, the independent valuation of an independent the appraiser is an excellent tool to force a fair and proper settlement or replacement from your insurer.  Poorly constructed appraisals may allow your insurer to corner you into accepting a poorly matched replacement.

You might want to get an appraisal simply because you distrust the seller, but there are better and more substantial reasons that consumers need a second and unbiased opinion.  It is easier to cure a problem when the deal is very new than months or years later when it has become your fault and way too late.