In almost all cases, only a small part of your contents actually require an appraisal. This applies to most insurance appraisals, estate appraisals, and divorce appraisals. You only pay for the services you actually need.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • We offer on premise services. The appraisal inventory is conducted in the privacy of your home.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • GCA (Graduate Certified Appraiser)
  • C.G. SCC (Certified Gemologist)

Serviced Areas

  • Orange County, Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Diana Sanders Cinamon
  City Orange, CA
  Zip Code 92869
  Address 8045 E Chapman Ave A-204
  Phone Number (714) 509-5531
  Tollfree (877) 255-5445

Business Representative

Diana Sanders Cinamon


In addition to appraisal services, Ms. Cinamon has written two books, "All About Antique Silver with International Hallmarks", and "Estate Jewelry, 1760 -1960".

She has also taught classes in various areas of antiques since 1998.

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From Our Website

Here's a quick tip: the diameter of a No. 2 pencil eraser is about the same size as a one carat, round-brilliant diamond. If you can measure your gemstone, be sure to visit "Antique and Collectible Jewelry" posts page. Diana Sanders Cinamon is a published author and personal property appraiser. She has written two books, one about antique silver the other about antique jewelry. She is considered to be a leading authority on both subjects and brings this level of expertise to every antique appraisal and every contents appraisal.

You can also try Craig's List to sell heavy items in the local market as they might be difficult or expensive to ship. There is a lot of information on this web site to help you identify and value your items before you list them for sale. We have an entire page devoted to fine art, prints and fine art appraisals on the Appraise-it-yourself page of this web site. The Jewelry ID page has some identification pointers that we use in every Jewelry Appraisal. The Silver Tips page has some basic information on silver marks and links for hallmarks.

12-1997 to current: Specialty Appraisals - owner and personal property appraiser, providing certified appraisal services for antiques, fine art, jewelry, antique silver, coins, and household contents. Ms. Cinamon also provides many types of appraisals including Insurance appraisals, estate appraisals, and donation appraisals. Also previously providing expert witness testimony and litigation support. 1-2016 to current: Sub-contract appraiser to the United States Department of Homeland Security, appraising high-value watches, jewelry, and personal property.

The Appraisal Services page offers information about they types of personal property you may want to consider having appraised. There are also some downloads from the IRS, the Goodwill, and the Salvation Army to give you more information donation appraisals. You may also follow the link to THE APPRAISAL FOUNDATION and download of copy of their suggested criteria for personal property appraisers. Each appraising organization sets its own standards based on these recommendations. If you are not sure if you need a personal property appraisal, we have a lot of information on the Appraise-it-yourself page.