Diamond, Estate and Antique Jewelry Appraisals in NYC by BUNDA

Jewelry Appraisers 608 Fifth Avenue, #701
New York, NY 10020
1 212 489 6553
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Jewelry Appraisals

Insurance & Legal Appraisals
Auction Estimates to Sell

Fee Schedule


New White GIA Diamond Verification

& Engagement Ring Insurance Appraisal.

$75/ct., $135 minimum.


Vintage non GIA certified Family rings: +$95.
For vintage rings I also inspect for condition and advise

 if the setting needs restoration in case a diamond could be lost due to past wear.

I also offer a professional vintage restoration service.

All other Jewelry Appraisals & Consultations: $250/hr
Litigation Appraisals: $350/hr, 30 minute consultation: $75.
Expected values if sold at auction : No Charge.
 Public Auctions are the best way for you to sell your jewelry
for the highest amount.

1999, 2004, 2009 & 2014       GIA Alumni       Gemologist       AAA Certified       Member  



About Robert Mark Bunda, Jewelry Appraiser


In 1972 I became involved with the Decorative Arts in my Family’s Antique Business in Australia that specializes in Diamond, Pearl, Antique & Estate Jewelry. In 1987 I relocated to NYC where I worked for the auction house Doyle New York. In 1989 I took up a position with Christie’s Jewelry Department on Park Avenue where I provided Diamond, Antique & Estate Jewelry Appraisal, Estimates & Condition Reports. In 1993, I established my own Jewelry Appraisal business at my present location within Rockefeller Center in NYC.

As an active Diamond, Antique & Estate Jewelry Appraiser, it is my responsibility to give clients the professional, impartial and non-biased information they need to know.


Robert Mark Bunda, FGAA, AAA, NAJA, BFA.



BUNDA, Sydney, Australia, 1972
Retailers of high end Diamond, Pearl, Antique & Estate Jewelry
DOYLE, New York, 1987
A leading US Auction House
CHRISTIE'S, New York, 1989
The Leading International Auction House
BUNDA Jewelry Appraisers, New York, 1993 to Present
Providers of Certified Diamond, Antique & Estate Jewelry Appraisals
Appraisers Association of America
Board of Directors; 2007 - 2011. Certified Appraiser. Author of Jewelry Section of Appraisal Handbook.
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
Certification 1999, 2004 & 2009.
Gemological Association of Australia
Gemologist Qualification.
Gemological Institute of America
Diamonds Certificate, Alumni Member.
Farnsworth-Munsell 100-Hue Test for Color Vision
96% Superior Color Vision, Administered 8/11/07 under supervision of National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.
University of New England (Australia)
Bachelor of Financial Administration.

"I highly recommend Mark Bunda of http://www.jewelry-time.com/ .  I went to him just yesterday....and found him to be very professional.  He explained everything that he was doing and we watched the entire process."



"I would recommend Mark Bunda also.    If you like, you could have the vendor send the stone to him and he can check it before you put any money into it. "



Dear Mr. Bunda,

Both my husband and I wanted to extend our warm wishes to you and to let you know that it was our pleasure to sit and watch a master appraiser at work. While looking through the books from Skinner's, Christie's, and Doyle's art auction catalogues it became evident to us what some cameos cost at auction price. The Jewelry Vigilance Committee ruled in our favor as that the cameo was not authentic 1850. Thus, we are not responsible for the $3,500.00 charge for the cameo. It is being returned to the seller. I just wanted to let you know that we value your knowledge and all the years that it took to acquired that knowledge in order to make this evaluation.



"….I took it to Mark Bunda, who is in an independent appraiser, and he confirmed that the stone matched the certificate.  Without looking at the certificate, he told me the color, the clarity, dimensions and carat size.  Besides the appraisal, he offered a range of what I should have paid in a competitive market (ie, diamond district), and it was on the low end of that range.  I really felt good about my purchase.  ……

……..  Mark Bunda is a solid choice for an independent appraiser."



Different Appraisals for Different Purposes
For Insurance: Retail Replacement Appraisal
Retail Replacement Value is defined as the price it would cost to replace an item with one of similar and like quality purchased in the most appropriate marketplace within a limited amount of time.
For Estate or Gift Tax: Fair Market Appraisal
Fair Market value is defined as the price at which property would change hands between a willing buyer and a willing seller, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts. The values are what the buyer would pay which may not necessarily be what the seller would ultimately receive if selling expenses had been incurred.
For Planned Selling, Equitable Distribution: Marketable Cash Value Appraisal
Marketable Cash Value is defined as the cash price a willing seller would receive for property, net of all selling expenses, from a willing buyer, neither being under any compulsion to buy or sell and both having reasonable knowledge of relevant facts, within a reasonable time period and in a relevant market.
For Unplanned Selling, Loan Collateral, Insolvency & Bankruptcy: Liquidation Appraisal
Liquidation Value is defined as the price realized in a sale situation under forced or limiting conditions and under time constraints. This action may be initiated by the owner or a crediting institution and may not necessarily take place in the most appropriate marketplace.
For further enquiries or to make an appointment
212 489 6553
608 Fifth Avenue #701

New York, NY 10020

(SW corner of 49th St, diagonally opposite SAKS Fifth Avenue)

Diamond, Estate and Antique Jewelry Appraisals & Auctions in NYC by BUNDA Jewelry Appraisers and Auctioneers

NYC Jewelry Appraisers 608 Fifth Avenue, #701
New York, NY 10020
1 212 489 6553
Appraisals Auctions Contact Us