San Antonio based Gemological Services

I am pleased to now offer a complete array of gemological services.  Below is a newly revised list of services and new fee schedule. If you are in the San Antonio, Texas area, please call 210-558-8220 to make a personal appointment to have this work done while you wait and watch. For those outside the San Antonio and South Texas area, gemological services by mail are available at the same rates plus return shipping. For more information on gemology please return to Home Page.

Robert James FGA, GG

Location in San Antonio, Texas: Oakridge Square Office Complex


11120 Wurzbach Road, Suite 202

San Antonio, TX 78230

Call 210-558-8220 for an appointment

Insurance Replacement Appraisals

First Item: $50.00

Each Additional Item: $25.00

  • All work done while you wait for San Antonio and South Texas residents who come to my office, or at your bank, home, or attorney's office whichever is required. There is a travel fee of $25.00 per hour portal to portal for actual travel time only. Appraisal fees still apply to the total.
  • For clients too far away: All work is done within 48 hours of receipt in my office.
  • Appraisals include full documentation and photographs based on the American Gem Society guidelines for a Certified Gemologist Appraiser
  • Items must be shipped via US Postal Service Registered Mail with return receipt for your protection. Insure for the full value that you believe the item to be worth. There is a separate mailing address for Registered Mail receiving so please contact me first.

Jewelry and Gemstone Damage Assessment

  • $50.00 per item includes full evaluation, photographs, and written report for your insurance company.

Gem Identification Service

  • $25.00 per item. Includes a full color Certificate of Authenticity with photograph. Discounts given on large orders of multiple items shipped at the same time. Call for inquiries.

Estate Appraisals

  • $50.00 first item
  • $20.00 each additional item
  • 5 Item minimum
  • Includes all documentation of the insurance replacement appraisal but will have estate valuations based on market research.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 210-558-8220 or send an e-mail inquiry here.

  Internet Jewelry Auction Escrow Service

 YourGemologist now offers a special escrow service for internet jewelry shoppers. Here is how the program works:

  • By agreement of both parties, the jewelry item is forwarded to the YourGemologist office for evaluation.
  • Once the item has been verified as authentic and sold according to auction requirements, both parties will receive a written evaluation.
  • Once the verification is sent, the buyer will pay the seller directly.
  • When the seller has confirmed receipt of payment, the item will be shipped to buyer per the below fees.
  • The charge for YourGemologist's Escrow Service is as follows:

Items selling up to $500.00...............Fee $35.00 plus shipping fees
Items selling $500 to $2,000.00........Fee $45.00 plus shipping fees
Items selling over $2,000.00..............Fee $55.00 plus shipping fees

  • Fees may be paid by buyer or seller, or split. Agreement will be made before shipping.
  • All escrow fees and shipping fees must be paid before final shipping to buyer.
  • Full insurance replacement appraisals are available at the additional appraisal rates shown in the Appraisal section.
  • Escrow evaluations come with a written verification of authenticity only.

 For more information please contact YourGemologist.

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