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Hours
Regular Hours By Appointment Only
Payment method
amex, check, discover, master card, visa, no credit cards
Neighborhood
South Laguna Hills
Categories
Jewelry Buyers, Antiques, Appraisers, Jewelers, Jewelers-Wholesale & Manufacturers, Jewelry Appraisers, Pawnbrokers, Watches

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ssimmons1990

10/19/2010

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David is the very best!!!

I sold David a large diamond. Not only was he the high bidder, but he was a real gentleman to do business with. I liked the fact that his office was private; that way I didn’t have to discuss business in front of others in a showroom environment. David was clear and concise in his discussions, a very positive experience. David is the very best at what he does, and it’s easy to understand how he got all those big clients. I will be back if I ever need his services again. Thank you Again David for all your help and understanding.

dwilliams747

10/18/2010

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Upfront and Honest

Sold my parent’s estate jewelry to David. I felt he was honest and sincere from the moment I met him. What a difference from the other place I went. It’s obvious that David is a caring professional and really wants to do the right thing by his clients. I took a bunch of his cards to give out to friends. Go see him, you will like him and will feel well taken care of.

frankthomas2001

10/15/2010

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Very Recommended!!!

David bought all my old gold and jewelry today. He got me in on short notice, and helped me understand exactly what everything was worth so I felt very comfortable selling to him. I don’t know if I’ll ever need his services again, but if I do I will certainly be back. Very recommended!!!

heatherson1

10/15/2010

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Straight Shooters, pays a fair price

I am glad I found this place, they bought my diamond for a great price! These people are straight shooters. I will be back to buy my next diamond from them!

tennisman1965

10/15/2010

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Professional, Easy to do business with

I sold my Rolex watch to David. He offered more that the other places I saw. I liked his whole set up. Recommended.

tooquickforyou

10/15/2010

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A STAR

He offered me more than 3 different locations. He made me understand everything about my piece , and the offer he made was one I could not think twice about.

Thank You
I will be referring a lot of people

Good man deserves Good Business

djewelry

10/14/2010

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Top Jewelry Appraiser in Southern California

I am a Graduate Gemologist from the GIA and have worked in the industry for 16 years. David Boggess has been doing appraisals for us for all those 16 years. We have seen appraisals from just about every appraiser in Southern California. David Boggess’ jewelry appraisals are the most accurate and professional we have ever encountered. We will continue to send him all our business.

beachgirl14

10/14/2010

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Nice Person Pays More

Sold my old wedding set to David, he offered me $2200 more than the other place I went. David was way way nicer to deal with. Very up front and direct. He seems like a nice person. I will refer anyone I know looking to sell their jewellry.

diamondgirl1995

10/13/2010

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The Finest Jewelry Appraiser in the Business

I have been in the Jewelry Industry for 27 years, and I have known David for most of those years. David is without doubt the most honest and ethical Gemologist in our area. He is legend in the jewelry appraisal business, and I could go on and on with stories of how he has helped me and many other people. So often people are misled my other gemologists and jewelers. There is no way anyone would give David a negative review unless there was a misunderstanding or they were misled by another jeweler. David has tons of Jewelry Stores in Southern California that love him, but there are a few that really hate him because he has caught them red-handed lying to their clients and David made sure they paid dearly for it. He has always been the best consumer advocate anyone could ever have since he opened up in the 1980’s. David, keep up the good work, we love you.

sfarminsurance

10/13/2010

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David is the Best!!!

I am an insurance agent and I have been sending my clients to David for over 20 years. Not one complaint in hundreds of referrals, if fact all my clients love him. He is courteous, kind, and professional. His jewelry appraisals are the best I have ever seen in my career. In fact I heard about David years ago from another insurance agent, and that agent told me that he personally knew over 50 other agents using him. He never over values my client’s jewelry so they don’t end up wasting their money on needless high premiums. When my clients have had to make claims on their jewelry, David’s appraisals have proven to be spot on every single time. He even tells my clients when they don’t need to have certain items appraised. How many business people are honest enough to turn away business? David does it all the time. He treats all my clients like they were his own family. David is one of the finest people I know. Thank you David for always taking good care of my clients!

bob b1928

10/13/2010

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Very nice to deal with

I sold my old engagement ring to david. It was kind of small but he still made me feel welcome. He has a lot of fancy machines and knows what he is doing. He even educated me on how to get the most for my money the next time I buy. Very nice person, I will refer anyone I know looking to sell.

pgentry

10/12/2010

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Best Jewelry Appraiser in Orange County By Far...

A few years ago I was looking to purchase a large emerald from a local jeweler. Before completing the purchase I requested an Independent Appraisal. The store provided an appraisal, but I requested that the emerald be sent to David. The store then gave me two other appraisals from local gemologists and both reports basically said the same thing; that the emerald was worth way more than I was paying. At this point I put my foot down and told them that I would not buy it without an appraisal from David. Well, David found that the emerald was heavily treated and not worth anywhere near what the three other appraisers said. We sent the emerald to the Gemological Institute of America, and they confirmed that David was right. He was the only one that got it right and he saved me big time. I then told this story to the person at Neiman Marcus who had referred me to David, she said that it happens all the time and they listen to David even if a dozen other appraisers say different.

cathyv45

10/11/2010

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Professional Pays Top Price

David bought my old wedding ring set last Saturday for almost twice the price I had been quoted at another shop. I was referred by my sister who had sold him our mom’s jewelry collection. He was very professional and kind. I liked his office setup; it’s very secure and private. Most importantly he got to the point and offered me a great price without any games. I will refer all my friends. Thanks again David!

terriwaite

07/23/2010

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Reputable, Pays Highest Prices, I Like Him!

I sold my mother’s entire jewelry estate to David after getting bids from 2 other jewelers. Seeing David was vastly different from the other places I took my mother’s jewelry. Not only was he higher on the price but he made me feel comfortable immediately with his personality and knowledge. David helped me understand the values in a way that the others simply did not do. Everything made sense to me. I doubt I will ever have more jewelry to sell, but if I do I am going straight to David. I would recommend him highly to anyone looking to sell their jewelry.

sammyd1927

07/17/2010

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Very nice man, treated me with respect

David bought my 1/2 carat diamond ring for a very fair price. I tried two other places and they offered quite a bit less. I know he handles much larger stuff all the time, but he treated me like I was selling a 2 carat diamond even though mine was so small. He is a very sincere person and really cares about people you can tell. I hope to come back one day and buy a diamond from him when things get better. Thank you again David.

dthompson01

07/17/2010

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Very Knowledgeable Expert

I took a diamond ring in for an appraisal today. David was very informative and thorough. He answered all my questions and concerns in a detailed manner. Very recommended!

c3p0

07/16/2010

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David is my hero!

Last night I was offerd $11,000 by another jeweler to buy my diamond. Today I went to see David and what a dramatic difference! David explained everything about my diamond in detail, what is was worth, and why. He even showed me my diamond under a microscope. Then he bought my diamond for $18,500 right on the spot. David is a pleasure to do business with, and a very nice person. I will recommened him to everyone I know. Thank you again David.

jsimmons23166

07/13/2010

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This Guy is Very Honest!!!

David paid me over $1000 more than I was offered at two other jewelers for my diamond ring, but more important he pointed out that I had a laser inscrption on my diamond which related to a GIA certificate that I didn't know existed. The other two guys not only offered me a lot less money, but they never told me about the laser inscrption which made my diamond worth more money. This guy is sharp and he really knows his stuff! Very recommended!!!

weedeegrl6

07/10/2010

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Thank u

He looked at my jewelry and explained in detailed about my ring. He was very honest. Thank you.

drewmac011

09/11/2009

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Excellent Service!!

David was the right man for the job...period! I knew nothing at all about what I was doing and he took his time to make sure that I not only heard but understood the whole process. He fit me in for an appointment on short notice, he explained everything in laymans terms, he was friendly, personable and trusworthy. I would highly recommend David Boggess to anyone for their jewelery needs.Thanks David I truly appreciate your expertise.

Andrew