© 2017 Barbra Voltaire, FGG, GG ,NAJA,  JAW, AIJV

SERVICES

 

Accredited Senior Gemologist, Geologist and Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, with over 35 years of professional experience in every aspect of the jewelry industry. My goal is to provide careful, fair and consistent grading, appraisals and valuations in a timely fashion.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's Degree in Geology,

  • Graduate Gemologist, DGemG

  • Graduate Gemologist, GIA

  • Accredited Senior Gemologist

  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

  • Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers

  • Jewellery Appraisers of the World

Offering independent and unbiased appraisals and gemological/jewelry services in the San Francisco Bay Area. The focus of our business is on the appraisal of fine jewelry for the jewelry trade, buying public, financial institutions, probate attorneys and the insurance industry.

 

CLIENTS
Consultations
35+ Years Experience
Diamond Grading
Report Verification

ABOUT

 

Servicing the San Francisco Bay area, this Jewelry Appraiser specializes in the Insurance Replacement appraisal of fine jewelry, gemstones and diamonds. The San Francisco Gem Lab is headed by Barbra Voltaire, a fully qualified Gemologist and an enthusiastic Jewelry Historian.

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 Raman & 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.

This business offers a variety of reports for several purposes documentation can be prepared for insurance related situations, these could include:

  • Insurance Scheduling

  • Insurance Claims

  • Damage Reporting

Reports are also created for situations arising before and/or after a purchase, reports include:

  • Quality Confirmation

  • Purchase Price Evaluation

  • Sale Price Evaluation

Gemstone identification, quality assessment and diamond grading consultations are also available.
All these appraisal reports and consultations are offered to the jewelry trade, buying public, financial institutions, probate attorneys and the insurance industry.

Please contact SFGL to discuss your requirements by using the contact links at the top of this page.

Gem Identification
Quality Confirmation
Jewelry Historian
Georgian to Present

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