DJF Appraisal Services

Deborah J. Finleon, GIA GG, CMA (NAJA)

Independent Appraiser



Since 2010, DJF Appraisal Services has been providing comprehensive, independent appraisal services to clients in Virginia, Maryland, and the Washington DC metro area.  We do not buy, sell, or broker jewelry, nor do we accept referral commissions.  You may be assured that your appraisal is a truly independent analysis of quality and value. 


We are an accredited Gemological Laboratory.  Available reports include insurance, estate, divorce, donation, and litigation appraisals.  We also offer consultations on matters ranging from pre-sale fair market value to sorting through inherited treasures.  Call today and let us know how we can assist you.

We Are Open

But things are a little different...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are following all CDC and Commonwealth of Virginia guidelines as closely as possible within our small office space.  Physical acrylic barriers and extra ventilation have been put into place.  We wear face masks for all appointments and expect our clients to do the same.  All jewelry will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized both before and after handling.

We are so happy to welcome clients again and will do all we can to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.


DJF Appraisal Services is proud to be affiliated with the following associations.

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

Graduate Gemologist

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) was founded in 1931 with the mission "to protect all buyers and sellers of gemstones by setting and maintaining the standards used to evaluate gem quality."  GIA developed the International Diamond Grading System and the "Four C's," now the industry's standard for diamond quality evaluation.

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)

Certified Master Appraiser
Associate Director & Chair of Education

Founded in 1981, the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) states as its purpose, "to recognize, and make available, the services of highly qualified, informed, experienced, independent, and professional appraisers of gems and jewelry to those members of the public requiring such expertise."  It is the only appraisal association in the United States devoted solely to the appraisal of gems and jewelry and silver flatware and holloware.

Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers (AIJV)


The AIJV has a worldwide membership of truly independent jewelry valuers and appraisers. Members abide by a strictly enforced Code of Ethics regarding integrity, conduct, professionalism, and independence. A truly independent valuer does not buy, sell or broker jewelry items, accept referral commissions from retailers, insurance companies or any other agencies, and is not owned by a jeweler, insurance company, or any other industry related agency.

Our Services

DJF Appraisal Services provides comprehensive appraisal and consulting services based on an hourly rate.  We happily provide estimates prior to accepting an assignment.  Please call for more information.


Insurance Appraisal

Accepted by All Insurers

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Deborah J. Finleon, GIA GG, CMA (NAJA)

About Me

I am a GIA Graduate Gemologist and Certified Master Appraiser (NAJA), based in the Washington DC Metro area.  I have over twenty years of experience in the jewelry industry ranging from design to retail to appraisal, and am dedicated to providing expert appraisal services while strictly adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards.

In addition to my appraisal practice, as Associate Director and Chair of Education for the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, I administer NAJA's online Appraisal Studies Course, teaching appraisal theory and methodology, jewelry history, and the specifics of gemstone and jewelry appraising.

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PO Box 11878
Alexandria, VA 22312


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