Jewelry Appraisal


At Waterfall Jewelers we are dedicated to continued education by our team members, which ensures that we provide you with the most accurate appraisal of your fine jewelry or timepiece. Both of our locations in Waterford and White Lake, Michigan, have GIA Graduate Gemologists, and American Gem Society (AGS) appraisers ready to serve you. These highly trained and experienced members of our staff, specialize in new appraisals and also replacement assistance with insurance claims.

GIA Graduate Gemologists & AGS Certified Gemologist Appraiser Graduates

Our family owned and operated business includes four Graduate Gemologists of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Our team also includes two Certified Gemologist Appraiser graduates, of the American Gem Society (AGS). This notable title, is the most highly regarded among our peers in the jewelry industry because it certifies that the individual has advanced training to adequately identify diamonds and gemstones to then further determine their value.

The American Gem Society awards titles to designated members as skilled professionals, upon completion of stringent gemological studies and examinations. For you, this means the AGS provides professional, knowledgeable, and trustworthy specialists, who are continually improving their knowledge of the jewelry and gem industry.

Accredited Gem Laboratory

We are also an Accredited Gem Laboratory, which is a special designation awarded only to qualifying American Gem Society member firms, that have proven their dedication to professional gemologist identification, in accordance with the Membership Standards of the AGS. This means the store must purchase and maintain gemological equipment and reference materials, and also provide a dedicated space for the proper use and display of that equipment. In addition, the store must employ a Certified Gemologist Appraiser or Certified Gemologist to directly supervise the gem laboratory.

Insurance Appraisals

We provide insurance appraisals which are also referred to as retail replacement appraisals. This type of report is necessary for insuring your items against loss or damage. The accuracy and detail included in this report make it possible to identify or have exact duplicates recreated of these precious items should they ever be lost or stolen.

Our team of experts looks forward
to working with you.

Please contact one of us to make an appointment, or with any questions you have regarding one.

To schedule an appointment at our Waterford location please contact
Mark Ettinger, CGA
(248) 623-9422
or email

To schedule an appointment at our White Lake location please contact
Shaunna M. Timiney, GG GIA, CGA AGS

(248) 698-1200
or email