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Are there any reasonably priced certified appraisers in the Western North Carolina (Asheville) USA area with experience in appraising assorted raw and cut gems?

Hi am finding in the Carolinas no appraisers that can or will do rough stones individually or bulk sets of rough gems. Is there anyone who knows of or can point to places or people capable of appraising rough stone or slabs for estimates of valuation?

Before one can derive a Value on an item, one must know what one has. IF you already know WHAT you have, then you have a method available to you to derive Fair Market Value. FMV has been defined by our now politicized Supreme Court. Under their definition, eBay is a FMV forum. If you find items that match WHAT you have on the eBay, then you can derive its FMV on your own. Basically in Appraisal Science you are locating “Comps” or compare-ables to derive a FMV. ;))

actually Ebay is only an ask market, the price you see is the asked price not the actual value.

Hello Douglas … Although eBay does have “Buy It Now” offerings, that is not what I was referring to. [E]Bay does have thousands of Auction Sales which can be researched and DO represent Fair Market Values. I only wonder why you didn’t make that distinction since eBay has been functioning as an Auction platform for over 20 years now.