Malibu to Palisades: The 411 on Appraisal Services

Malibu to Palisades: Paul Shikhvarger of Pacific Jewelry Watch Appraisers & Buyers: The 411 on Appraisal Services

Article Sharon Levinsohn

Paul Shikhvarger turned his passion for jewelry, watches and gemstones into an enjoyable, successful business. The owner of Pacific Jewelry Watch Appraisers & Buyers in Pacific Palisades has assisted a myriad of multi-generational clients learn the value of their jewelry, watches and gemstones, often appraising for clients’ insurance policies after a theft or loss.

Since 2001, clients have regularly sought out his expertise at performing appraisals for estate purposes, including equitable distribution, dissolution of marriage and investing. Paul notes that appraisals should be updated every three years, because valuations of items can fluctuate. As insurance policy premiums reflect the value of the appraisal, accurate and current valuations are essential. He adds that some homeowner and renters’ policies do not cover jewelry and watches and he urges clients to ask their insurance agents about policy details.

“It is extremely important that people seek out an educated, experienced and independent appraiser,” says Paul. “I take great pride in providing every client with an expert, professional appraisal that reflects my training and my industry knowledge. It is quite gratifying to assist my clients with all of their appraisal needs and to receive so many referrals.”

Having performed thousands of appraisals for legions of satisfied clients during the past 20 years, Paul is highly skilled at providing detailed descriptions of jewelry and watches, including information on design, style, metal content, gemstones and valuation. He can also provide additional information about the time period that jewelry and watches were produced—from vintage to contemporary pieces—and each client receives a printed, bound appraisal report. Paul’s dedication to his clients is enhanced by his industry credentials. Paul is USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant. Additionally, he is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America and a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. He takes continuing education classes with the ASA (American Society of Appraisers), the N.A.J.A., and the G.I.A. to keep current.

With the increase in home thefts—particularly on the Westside of Los Angeles—many of Paul’s clients are requesting updated appraisals of their valuables. Noting that many jewelers—or jewelry store employees—are not qualified or trained to provide accurate appraisals and that they often assign the wrong value to jewelry and watches, Paul ensures his clients receive accurate valuations and thorough, professional appraisals.

Customers often seek out Paul’s appraisal services after inheriting watches or jewelry. Paul offers a purchase option, allowing clients to buy other jewelry or items of their choosing. Whether for appraisals or selling, clients receive truly personalized customer service at Pacific Jewelry Watch Appraisers & Buyers. Friendly and low-key, Paul strives to ensure every client is happy and holds himself to the highest ethical standards. His clients continuously praise his expertise and integrity, providing word-of-mouth referrals and helping to grow his business. Paul is available to meet with clients at his Palisades office as well as at their homes, offices or bank vaults.

Pacific Jewelry Watch Appraisers & Buyers is located at 845 Via De La Paz, Suite 5, in Pacific Palisades. To make an appointment, call 310.684.2862 or visit www.pjwappraiser.com.

Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., by appointment.

Source: http://www.malibutopalisadeslifestylepubs.com/2018/08/29/paul-shikhvarger-of-pacific-jewelry-watch-appraisers-buyers-the-411-on-appraisal-services/

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April 17, 2024

I purchased a used Cartier watch and bracelet on line then discovered that the bracelet is not Cartier and tried to return it but vender refused to refund...

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Nina Fox
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April 16, 2024

My husband and I went this place several weeks ago. We had visited two different gold buyers before so we had an idea how much our jewelry worth..... (I was looking for the jeweler that charge only 10% or so, but they charged 15~30% depends on the jewelry, so I was thinking that I should take them to Japan where I am from, or sell at eBay so this place was our last jewelry buyer we tried!) well, Paul (didn't know his name though) was very honest, and let us know eBay would charge 15% for jewelry and gold....and he charges about 10%. (i did the math, actually he charges a bit more....maybe 12~13%? it depends...) My husband was amazed and happy that we came in and sold his mother' jewelry and coin to him. I also sold some of my jewelries and thinking about coming back to Paul after I compare it is sold in Japan lol. I highly recommend this place to sell your gold jewelry! He buys 14 carat and 10 carat gold not only 18K gold;)

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Reed S
Rated 5.0
April 15, 2024

Paul and Pacific Jewelry were fantastic. Pleasant, professional, helpful. Delightful. The gave a fast, fair apprised amount and quickly N smoothly gave me cash. Excellent experience all around. Highly recommend! 5 stars!

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James H.
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April 5, 2024

I recently had the opportunity to sell some Silverware with Pacific J&W. I found them knowledgeable, fair, and helpful. I shopped around to different...

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Cynthia Smith
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March 24, 2024

Wonderful experience, thanks to Paul! We had some jewelry and watches that we wanted to sell. Paul was very knowledgeable but most of all very honest with us. He explained all the options and was extremely fair and helpful. We will happily recommend this business to friends.

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Cynthia S.
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March 24, 2024

Wonderful experience, thanks to Paul! We had some jewelry and watches that we wanted to sell. Paul was very knowledgeable but most of all very honest with...

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Kendal K.
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March 21, 2024

Paul is knowledgeable, honest, and courteous. Sold a bunch of my jewelry and gave a great price. I highly recommend.

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March 16, 2024

The owner Paul Shikhvager of Pacific Jewelry - Watch Appraisers & Buyers in Los Angeles, California is one of the most honest and nicest person I've met in...

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Todd Isaacson
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March 12, 2024

Paul Shikhvarger of Pacific Jewelry - Watch Appraisers & Buyers is truly sensational! As an appraiser and buyer, Paul's expertise in the world of jewelry and watches is unparalleled. His passion for his craft shines through in every interaction, as he meticulously evaluates each piece with precision and care. Paul's professionalism and integrity are unmatched, making him a trusted advisor for anyone in need of appraisal or looking to sell their valuables. With Paul's guidance, navigating the intricate world of jewelry, watch and silver appraisal becomes effortless. If you're seeking top-notch service and unparalleled expertise, look no further than Paul Shikhvarger. He's a gem in the industry, and I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of his services!

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Lola Del valle
Rated 5.0
March 10, 2024

I found Pacific Jewelry & watches on line while searching to do an appraisal .Talk to Paul ,met him and the next day end up selling my jewelry with him. Paul is such a professional, knowledgable, and honest person .I will definitely recommend if ask .Pleasure to do business with him.

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jerome smith
Rated 5.0
March 6, 2024

I was extremely impressed by not only the professionalism and timely response. Was upfront with any concerns and questions. Before making a reply to any of my questions, was attentive. Listening is key in providing excellent customer service. This was my first encounter with PacificJewelry.

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Lori Isaacson
Rated 5.0
March 2, 2024

We found Paul while searching online for a local establishment to finally sell some silver pieces from our childhood. Paul was not only professional, but extremely patient and polite while informing me and my big brother of the value of our “treasures.” Needless to say we learned a lot and left with enough money for coffee and a nosh! We highly recommend Paul!

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Maureen M.
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March 2, 2024

I recently went to Pacific Jewelry and Watches with some estate jewelry to show Paul the owner. Paul is extremely knowledgeable and willing to share his...

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Lisa H.
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March 1, 2024

Paul is professional, courteous, and very easy to work with. I highly recommend his business.

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Nils Jakobson
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February 27, 2024

Looking for a company of integrity to sell some estate jewelry and watches my aunt had inherited. Found Paul of the Pacific Jewelry & Watch on Google local business page. We were very satisfied with our transaction. We definitely will use them again in the future. Go to see this man for all of your jewelry selling needs, you won’t regret it.

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Mr I.
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February 24, 2024

Place was great. Super honest and helpful, he even looked at our pieces without an appointment. Make sure you book one though! Definitely will be coming...

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Milano Allison
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February 23, 2024

Came here after days of lowballs from different shops - finally came into “pacific jewelry & watches” I was finally given a fair offer by Paul - HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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Momento B.
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February 22, 2024

Came here after days of lowballs from different shops - finally came into "pacific jewelry & watches" I was finally given a fair offer by Paul - HIGHLY...