About

Setting the Fair Appraisal Standard

About Us

About: Pacific Jewelry & Watches is proud to have developed a superb reputation in the industry by maintaining the highest ethical standards and complete transparency with all of our clients. While a lot of our clients reside near Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, Malibu. Topanga. Venice, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills, we have also worked with clients from all around Los Angeles County – including many people from Orange, Ventura, Riverside, and San Diego Counties – as well as clients in other states.

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Location

814 S Westgate Ave, Suite 260
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Hours

Monday - Saturday: 9AM-6PM
Sunday: Closed

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Meet The Owner

Paul Shikhvarger,
GIA GG, AGA

Principal Paul Shikhvarger, a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), adheres to the highest professional and ethical standards that are used by the ASA (American Society of Appraisers), the USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices), and the NAJA (National Association of Jewelry Appraisers), of which he is a Member Appraiser.

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Our History

Pacific Jewelry & Watches owner Paul Shikhvarger turned his passion for watches and jewelry into an enjoyable career and a thriving business. He first hones his craft by apprenticing under expert European watchmakers for several years, before studying at the GIA. Prior to launching his own business in the Jewelry District of Los Angeles in 2006, he worked for an online jewelry business evaluating watches and jewelry. As his reputation grew, and his clientele expanded to include many residents of Los Angeles, Paul moved his main office to the Brentwood area, where he enjoys working in a dynamic, family-friendly community.

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Jewelry Appraisers and buyers

Located in Los Angeles

Shabana Khan Shah, MD

left us a 5 star review

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Shabana Khan Shah, MD
Rated 5.0
April 18, 2024

Efficient and excellent expertise

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Nadia T.
Rated 5.0
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
Rated 5.0
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.
Rated 5.0
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
Rated 5.0
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.
Rated 5.0
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.
Rated 5.0
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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Todd I.
Rated 5.0
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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V Jones
Rated 5.0
March 16, 2024
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Todd Isaacson
Rated 5.0
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.
Rated 5.0
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.
Rated 5.0
March 1, 2024

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

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Nils Jakobson
Rated 5.0
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.
Rated 5.0
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
Rated 5.0
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.
Rated 5.0
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...

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Star Lancaster
Rated 5.0
February 21, 2024

We took a family heirloom (100 year old pink sapphire) in for Paul to appraise and he was able to quickly let us know that it was synthetic. Paul was very kind, personable and professional. Highly recommend.

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Star L.
Rated 5.0
February 21, 2024

We took a family heirloom (100 year old pink sapphire) in for Paul to appraise and he was able to quickly let us know that it was synthetic. Paul was very...

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alissa p.
Rated 5.0
February 19, 2024

Came in to have some jewelry appraised; Paul was able to provide me with extensive information on what it was worth & A number of pieces impressed me with...

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Nayan Karanth
Rated 5.0
February 15, 2024

Went to Paul the other day and he was great! Offered a quick and accurate appraisal - he even gave me advice on how to best care for the item.

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Leslie S.
Rated 5.0
February 8, 2024

Paul was kind, easy to work with, and fast! I had to have earrings appraised for insurance purposes. I highly recommend his services. He emailed the...

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Maureen Matthes
Rated 5.0
February 7, 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 knowledge about gems and jewelry. He gave me fair prices and l ended up selling a few rings and several necklaces. Paul is also located in a great part of town, on the Westside, with easy access and parking. Go see Paul. You won’t be disappointed.

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Grace E.
Rated 5.0
February 1, 2024

Paul was very knowledgeable about diamonds. I had an appraisal and end up selling. Highly recommend to everyone who wants to sell their diamonds.

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Julian Jardack
Rated 5.0
February 1, 2024

I went to 3 different jewelers & tried to sell them some watches all of which tried to pay me below scrap value - I came over to Paul & he gave me every detail about the watch & paid me significantly more than what any of the jewelers offered me.

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J J.
Rated 5.0
January 31, 2024

I went to 3 different jewelers & tried to sell them some watches all of which tried to pay me below scrap value - I came over to Paul & he gave me every...

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Andrew Mattison
Rated 5.0
December 16, 2023

I sold them a lot of gold that i bought mistakenly as an investment thinking that a pawn shop in Van Nuys would be giving me a good deal. I told Paul my story and he taught me a thing or two haha safe to say I won't be investing in physical gold anytime soon. Although I lost some money, he gave me the best price possible. if I ever need to sell more gold I will Forsure go to Paul!

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ML Hosier
Rated 5.0
December 16, 2023

My died and left jewelry and coins. Paul was easy to deal with and he took time to examine each item explaining any particulars of why value was such and such. Good customer service. And as noted earlier he does buy coins.

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Andrew M.
Rated 5.0
December 16, 2023

I sold them a lot of gold that i bought mistakenly as an investment thinking that a pawn shop in Van Nuys would be giving me a good deal. I told Paul my...

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MICHI JAMESON
Rated 5.0
November 19, 2023

The Owner Paul was a pleasure to deal with. He offered the best pricing ! I highly recommend going to Paul if you ever think of selling your real valuable jewelry.

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C.A. Springtree
Rated 5.0
November 14, 2023

Very positive, straightforward experience selling a watch here. He's an old-school jeweler with GIA credentials. I asked for a buy estimate by email of a watch I was looking to sell. He stayed true to his estimate when I arrived in person with the watch. Gave me a check on the spot, fast easy transaction.

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Ryan Thurbon
Rated 5.0
November 13, 2023
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Rachel S.
Rated 5.0
November 10, 2023

Paul did a fantastic job appraising my engagement ring so I could submit it for insurance. Paul originally said it would take 2-3 days for the report but he...

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Jake B.
Rated 5.0
November 4, 2023

We came to get 20 pieces of jewelry appraised the pile you see is half fake and half real. He gave us the value and amazing information. I'd highly...

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James Lindon
Rated 5.0
November 1, 2023

Enjoyed my time here very discrete and professional

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Susan K
Rated 5.0
October 9, 2023

Paul was professional, friendly and gave me honest feedback and a fair price on the jewelry I sold.

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Skeem
Rated 5.0
October 6, 2023

Sold a watch that was worth a lot but it was unfortunately not working at the time. He gave an honest appraisal and an honest offer which I thought was fair and reasonable given the circumstance and condition of watch. If you are looking for a solid guy that don’t cut corners then look no further!

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Lauren Masciarelli
Rated 5.0
September 21, 2023
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Sylvia Mendoza
Rated 5.0
September 16, 2023

Want an honest appraisal, Pacific Jewelers is the one. Paul is the genuine appraiser and very fair,

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Jean Q
Rated 5.0
September 13, 2023

Probably the best experience I had! Jewelry appraisals done very fair and Paul is highly professional, very friendly person! Most definitely will come again!

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Aje NewAje
Rated 5.0
August 29, 2023

Super nice guy, pleasure doing business. I found Paul in my local neighborhood and brought a bunch of jewelry I had no idea what was gold or not. He quickly tested everything and determined 3 rings were gold. He weighed them and made me a very good offer I couldn't refuse! Highly recommended.

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Adrian M.
Rated 5.0
August 29, 2023

Super nice guy, pleasure doing business. I found Paul in my local neighborhood and brought a bunch of jewelry I had no idea what was gold or not. He quickly...

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Michael W.
Rated 5.0
August 23, 2023

Paul is professional, trustworthy and knowledgeable. A no-nonsense transaction. I will rely on him for all future transactions. A++

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Ryan
Rated 5.0
August 17, 2023
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kathy takasugi
Rated 5.0
August 2, 2023

Great returns n the owner Paul was a gentleman

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Daniel Desario
Rated 5.0
July 18, 2023

Great place! Paul is very knowledgable, a nice guy, and gives a great price.

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Sandy R.
Rated 5.0
July 1, 2023

I got to a point in my life, where I was homeless, and I had to choose between hanging on to some heirloom pieces of jewelry, or selling them. During my...