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Barbara R. Nevius

B.A., G.G., NAJA, AGA

Graduate Gemologist – GIA
Certified Senior Member of The Nat'l. Assoc. of Jewelry Appraisers
Accredited Senior Gemologist – AGA

190 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
phone: 609.683.7730
email: bnevius@jewelryjudge.net

Education: BA, Université de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland. MA level courses at Ateneo University, Quezon City, Philippines and Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland.

Barbara Nevius's experience in the jewelry industry began over 25 years ago while living in the Philippines with her family. While doing GIA's courses to become a Graduate Gemologist, she had the wonderful opportunity of working with a gemologist with a full lab and a jeweler in Manila. A few years in Singapore followed where she built a small business working with local jewelry manufacturers and dealers in Indonesia and Hong Kong to create pieces for her customers. She was an active member of the Singapore Gemologist Society and also gave talks on the major colored gemstones and diamonds to various Singaporean and ex-patriot groups. After a few more years back in Switzerland, she returned to the states where she ran a small gemological/appraisal business for a few years. This was followed by work at an estate buying company, a retail jewelry store and a lab on the famous 47th street in New York City. Then, after completing all the course work with exams, she became a certified jewelry appraiser with The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. She successfully completed ISA's course on Antique and Period Jewelry and regularly attends NAJA's conferences and GIA meetings to keep up on the latest issues and concerns of the gemological and appraisal community.

Professional Associations and Affiliations:

  • Graduate Gemologist (Gemological Institute of America)
  • Certified Senior Member of The Nat'l. Assoc. of Jewelry Appraisers
  • Accredited Senior Gemologist (Accredited Gemologists Association)
  • Member - GIA Alumni Association, Manhattan Branch
  • Member - American Society of Jewelry Historians
New Jersey Jewelry Judge

Client Reviews
Barbara is the utmost professional. Whether it’s run of the mill every day jewelry or exclusive, high-end vintage jewelry, she treats all with the same respect. It’s easy to make an appointment in one of her two well-equipped offices. She takes as long as necessary and is very willing to answer questions. She provides a detailed, well-researched Report, whether for insurance, estate, divorce or re-sale purposes.

It was very easy to make an appointment with Barbara. She understood my concerns, answered all my questions and provided a thorough, detailed Report with digital photos which my insurance company loved! I would highly recommend her.

From Route 1
Take route 1 from either North or South, to Washington Road which leads you into Princeton through the University. Go through the campus and at the major intersection with Nassau Street (the cinema is on the far left corner), turn right. Go approx. 1 city block and look for a courtyard on the left surrounded by Santander Bank, Weidel Realty, and RBC Investments. We have no signage on Nassau Street! Walk through the passageway between Santander Bank and 190 Nassau Street back towards the parking lot and turn right. Our office door is the second small door on the BACK of 190 Nassau Street with the sign "PRINCETON APPRAISAL SERVICES".

From the Somerville Circle
Take Route 206 toward Princeton. Follow it all the way to the end, where it reaches a "T" intersection. Turn left to get onto Nassau Street. Follow Nassau Street and look for a courtyard surrounded by Santander Bank, Weidel Realty, and RBC Investments. We have no signage on Nassau Street! Walk through the passageway between Santander Bank and 190 Nassau Street, back towards the parking lot and turn right. Our office door is the second small door on the BACK of 190 Nassau Street with the sign "PRINCETON APPRAISAL SERVICES".

From I-95
Exit I-95 at Route 1 North (New Brunswick) and follow Route 1 to Washington Road which leads you into Princeton through the University. Go through the campus and at the major intersection with Nassau Street (the cinema is on the far left corner), turn right. Go approx. 1 city block and look for a courtyard on the left surrounded by Santander Bank, Weidel Realty, and RBC Investments. We have no signage on Nassau Street! Walk through the passageway between Santander Bank and 190 Nassau Street back towards the parking lot and turn right. Our office door is the second small door on the BACK of 190 Nassau Street with the sign "PRINCETON APPRAISAL SERVICES".

From Flemington (The Scenic Route):
Take Voorhees Corner Road to Barley Sheaf and turn right toward the Barley Sheaf School. Go to the end of Barley Sheaf Road until you reach a stop sign. Go across the first road between two buildings (one is Newton's Guest Home), then make a left on Amwell Road. Take the first immediate right onto Manners Road and stay on it to the very end, a "T" intersection at the bottom of a hill. Turn right at the bottom, then make the first left. This road will take you into Hopewell, where it ends at Route 518. Turn left on Route 518, to the first traffic light (Princeton Avenue/Route 569), and turn right. Follow this road (name changes to Princeton-Hopewell Road) through one traffic light, to the next light which is Rosedale. Turn left on Rosedale and follow it several miles until the first traffic light. Turn right, down the hill to the "T" intersection, and make a left turn. Follow that road directly into Princeton (onto Nassau Street) and look for a courtyard surrounded by Santander Bank, Weidel Realty, and RBC Investments. We have no signage on Nassau Street! Walk through the passageway between Santander Bank and 190 Nassau Street back towards the parking lot and turn right. Our office door is the second small door on the BACK of 190 Nassau Street with the sign "PRINCETON APPRAISAL SERVICES".