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Who is David Atlas?

D. Atlas - Expert Gemologist

David Atlas’ resume

David S. Atlas, a noted jewelry and gem expert, celebrated 50 years of experience in 2017.  He has combined his real world and industry experience with education from his father, GIA, ISA, ASA, AGS and NAJA for over 5 decades to offer the best in jewelry consultation services, appraisals, and advice in the areas of diamonds, colored gems, precious metals, and jewelry.

David began his jewelry career in 1967 with his family firm, which was founded in 1898. He can assist you in making smart decisions when insuring, buying, selling, divorcing, and inheriting precious jewelry and gems. Minimizing insurance costs and taxes, while maximizing any potential benefits is the right course of action.

David S. Atlas offers technical, forensic services when needed, such as when there is a question of origin of damage, or differences of opinion which creates worry and concern. He is a consumer advocate offering experienced advice, service and discretion.

David is an Associate Director of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. This is the largest jewelry only appraisal organization both in the USA and the world. He has also been the Chairman of Ethical Issues for this Association for over 20 years.  David created and graded all advancement Certification tests for NAJA until 2019.  As of 2020 all NAJA Education and testing has been converted to online learning.

You can see to the right side of this page that Mr. Atlas has undergone a full background check to increase public trust in his services and encourages all appraisers to do likewise.

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Appraisal Services

D. Atlas - Jewelry Appraiser

Insurance Replacement and Damage Claims

Divorce

Estate

Collateral

Disputed Valuation

Liquidation appraisals.

Independent Appraisals
Services for:  Consumers, heirs, trustees, dealers & retailers  by appointment. Call David Atlas, 215-385-0258 or email d.atlas.co@gmail.com

Appraisal review
We’ll look at appraisal and grading documents that are under dispute or doubted. With our years of experience and substantial time spent teaching appraising to fellow gemologists, we are qualified to render opinions on the appraisal products of fellow professional appraisers when the need arises.

Origin of damage
How and when did my diamond break? Was there inherent vice? Was my ring made improperly? What happened to the color of my emerald?

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Sample Appraisal Report
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Jewelry Consulting

D. Atlas - Jewelry Consulting

I know what I like, but I have no idea of how to get it. Who can I trust, or is there some way to better protect myself? Can these two items be taken apart and put together to form a new, modern piece which I could wear? Is this a real diamond? Is there a “problem” with this piece of jewelry?

David S. Atlas can assist you with the answers to these questions and more. 50 plus years experience, a trusted and noted expert in the field.