INDEPENDENT APPRAISER, GEMOLOGIST AND JEWELRY HISTORIAN

GEMOLOGICAL EXPERTISE

Barbra Voltaire, F.G.G., G.G.,
Accredited Senior Gemologist, Geologist, Jewelry Historian and
Independent Appraiser

Servicing the San Francisco Bay area, this Jewelry Appraiser specializes in the Insurance Replacement appraisal of fine jewelry, gemstones and diamonds.

All appraisals are carried out on a while-you-watch basis in a fully equipped gemological laboratory in Outer Richmond District. This means that you will never be without your jewelry and it is hoped that you find your appointment interesting and deepens your interest in your treasured possessions.

Over the following couple of days, research will be carried out to establish the value of your items for your specific purpose and you will receive your report within 3-4 days of your appointment. Barbra not only has the standard gemological instruments that one would expect, but also has some advanced instrumentation such as a GemmoRaman & Photoluminescence spectrometer, specifically built for gem testing and analysis. This cutting-edge technology married with her knowledge and experience ensures consistent, accurate and reliable identification and grading of gem materials.

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

My qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology, with an emphasis in the mineralogy of gemstones, Minor: Fine Art

  • Graduate Gemologist, Deutsche Gemmologische Gesselschaft (German Institute for Advanced Professional Training in Gemmology)

  • Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America

  • Accredited Senior Gemologist, American Gemological Association

  • American Society of Jewelry Historians

  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

  • Jewellery Appraisers of the World

  • Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers

  • 35+ Years Professional Experience in Jewelry Appraising, Fine Jewelry Buying, Diamond Grading, Jewelry Design and Benchwork.

ABOUT SFGL

CONTACT US

San Francisco Gem Lab

San Francisco, CA 94121

info@sfgemlab.com

Please email as I rarely pick up the phone.

Tel: 415-867-1853

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