Antique Appraisals, Jewelry Appraisals, and Fine Art Appraisals by a Certified Appraiser in Southern California since 1998

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Be sure to visit the Appraisal Services page to learn about our "gift with purchase" offer.


All About Antique Silver with International Hallmarks, Diana Sanders Cinamon. This little silver book is prominently referenced on numerous sites on the Internet. Visit the Silver Tips page for a complete list.

If you can measure your gemstone, be sure to visit the Jewelry ID page. There is a link to a gem-weight calculator from dendritics at the bottom of the page. (Here's a quick tip: the diameter of a No. 2 pencil eraser is about the same size as a one carat, round-brilliant diamond.)

Visit the Classes and Events page for more information about gemology classes taught by Ms. Cinamon at Santiago Canyon College, in Orange, CA.

Diana Sanders Cinamon is a published author and personal property appraiser. She has written two books, one about antique silver the other about antique jewelry. She is considered to be a leading authority on both subjects and brings this level of expertise to every antique appraisal and every contents appraisal. She also teaches appraisal theory at Santiago Canyon College.

Ms. Cinamon is an IRS qualified and certified appraiser, complying with all USPAP requirements. We also offer appraisal guidelines for estate planning and donation appraisals.

In most cases, only a portion of your contents actually require an appraisal. This applies to most insurance appraisals, estate appraisals, and divorce appraisals.

There are many different types of personal property appraisals and different types of personal property. Antique appraisals, jewelry appraisals, silver appraisals, and fine art appraisals are just a small part of our certified appraisal services.

Please call toll free to talk about your appraisal needs and our appraisal services and appraisal fees at:

(877) 255-5445

We do not buy. It is a conflict of interest for an antique appraiser to appraise and offer to buy. It is considered unethical in our profession. Click on the link below for some suggested sales venues: Selling your antique and vintage items.



"They don't call them second-hand, they call them antiques" - Harper's Magazine, April 1903.



Don't have a gold scale? Use a postal scale. There are 28.3495 grams in a postal ounce.


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The Background image is modified from an antique Renaissance world map produced in 1565 by Paolo Forlani. All of the background images are "themed" to the page topic. We hope you will take some time to enjoy them. Be sure and visit the "Appraise-it-Yourself" page for identification tips along with sources for values. copyright 2014, Specialty Appraisals


We provide personal property appraisals to most cities in the following counties in California (Ca): Orange County, Los Angeles County, the Conejo Valley, Riverside County, the Coachella Valley, San Bernadino County and most parts of the Inland Empire.


We provide personal property appraisals to the following cities in California (ca):  San Fernando Valley - Arleta, Canoga Park, Chatsworth, Encino, Granada Hills, North Hollywood, North Hills, Northridge, Mission Hills, Porter Ranch, Reseda, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Sun Valley, Sunland, Tarzana, West Hills, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, Box Canyon, Van Nuys, Valley Village. Los Angeles (la) County - Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, Trousdale Estates. Orange County – Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Buena Park, Brea, Corona del Mar, Foothill Ranch, Garden Grove, La Habra, Lake Forest, Lemon Heights, Fullerton, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana, Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda. NE Los Angeles (la) County - Arcadia, Azusa, Burbank, Claremont, Covina, Diamond Bar, Duarte, Glendora, Pomona, San Dimas, San Gabriel, West Covina, Glendale, La Verne, Lake View Terrace, La Canada, Flintridge, Lancaster, Monrovia, Palmdale, Pasadena, Eagle Rock, Kagel Canyon, San Marino, Sierra Madre, Sylmar, Whittier. We service most of the Inland Empire including San Bernardino County – Adelanto, Big Bear, Lake Arrow head, Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Highland, La Verne, Loma Linda, Montclair, Ontario, Redlands, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, San Bernardino, Upland, Victorville and other high desert areas.  Riverside County and Coachella Valley: Banning, Beaumont, Bermuda Dunes, Cathedral City, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Eastvale, Hemet, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Moreno Valley, Murietta, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, Temecula,Yucaipa, Moreno Valley, Sun City, Perris. Santa Clarita County - Acton, Newhall, Saugus, Stevenson Ranch. We service parts of Ventura County- Conejo Valley, Agoura, Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Westlake, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, Camarillo.