GIA Gemologist appraisals in the OC

Estate Cataloging
Services

40+ Years In Orange County

Your estate in the best hands

40+ years in business, cataloging some of the premier estates Orange County has seen

FAMILY ESTATE JEWELRY BUYERS, APPRAISERS & CONSULTATIONS

Legacy Jewelery Appaisers & Buyers has served thousands of Orange Counties families and want to help you!  It's difficult when the executor or trustee must establish how to value assets and distribute them for the estate. So why not call a professional GIA Gemologist?

Let Legacy help determine which of your valuables should be insured, so why not call a professional GIA Gemologist Appraiser who has been highly respected and seasoned for nearly 40 years?

Need help with an estate?

Many questions arise, “what do we want to keep” or “how do I separate and share the valuables"? Suppose you are the estate trying to sort or distribute your jewelry assets for the heirs. In that case, we can help you by sorting, appraising, buying, and consigning your jewelry to help you make smarter choices!

What Options Do I Have?

Foremost, we look at family and discuss your wishes for your loved ones; then, our recommendations will be followed from this discovery. We give you a multitude of options to fit your wishes.

The Legacy Process

“WHY SHOULD I USE THE LEGACY PROGRAM; WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

With over 35 years of experience in the Laguna Woods Community and 3rd generation since 1969, Legacy Jewelry Appraisers & Buyers is Family Owned & operated. G.G., G.I.A Gemologists from prestigious schooling. Attorneys and top insurance companies recommend us.

We are known experts in Estates, Auctions, and Appraising in Orange County and are your BEST choice for sensitive consultations, evaluation & separating your precious treasures.

"HOW CAN THE LEGACY PROGRAM HELP ME SORT THROUGH MY TREASURES?"

When you make an appointment, we encourage you to bring in all boxes of jewelry items & chests of any size for us to sort through. We will separate the gold, platinum, costume, coins, antiques, genuine diamonds from glue, and gemstones from glass, silver from plate ware for different values.

Our experts will assist you to discuss sensitive information without disclosing your wishes directly with your family members.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE AMOUNT OF ITEMS YOU WILL LOOK AT?

No, there is no limit to the number of items you can bring us. We encourage you to bring in
everything, including coins, silver, and all your items, whether you believe them to be valuable. Let our experts help you discover your treasures.

What is the fee to separate my treasures? We will separate your items and give you a menu of services to serve your needs best, and there is no charge for a consultation. Our prices are fair and competitive!

FAQ's Regarding our service

How do you distribute jewelry in an estate?
Round one: The oldest sibling picks first, then the middle child, then the youngest. Round two: The middle child likes rather, then the most youthful then the most senior. Round three: The youngest child picks first, then the most senior, then the middle child

How do you declutter old jewelry?
How to Declutter and Organize Your Jewelry
Gather and sort your jewelry and accessories.
Evaluate your pieces.
Declutter your collection.
Clean your keep pile.
Review the best organization products for your pieces.
And lastly, organize, store, and maintain your collection.

What to do with Inherited Jewelry:
- Please save it to pass on. There's no question about it, heirloom jewelry is a treasure, often with an important story to tell. ...
- Wear it yourself. Does the ring or jewelry fit?
- Have it Made into Something Else
- Sell Your Inherited Jewelry
Jewelry Appraisal
- Probate Jewelry Valuation.

How do I make a jewelry inventory list?
You'll want to include details like:
Jewelry Type.
Latest Appraised Value.
Description (including brand name, carat, color, clarity, etc., if applicable)
Date of Ownership.
Identification Number (if you have one)

How do you catalog your jewelry and create a personal inventory?
Type of jewelry.
Description (including brand/designer name, metal type, gram weight, etc., if applicable)
Purchase price.
Latest appraised value (include appraisal)
Date of purchase and when you received the piece

Meet the appraiser

Gina Watson

Has decades of experience to offer to help your Legacy and settle family transition with ease.

“While I sort through your valuables, I will offer you choices to think about. So why not get an unbiased, experienced professional to help you and your family?

I look forward to meeting with you during our private consultation”. Appointments in my office or online appraisals are available.