She holds GIA Gemological Institute of America specialist certifications in Diamonds, Colored Stones and Pearls. Maria is a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. She has completed additional coursework in appraisal studies from New York University and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business from University of Missouri-Columbia. She also holds a Missouri Real Estate Brokers License.


We are available to work anywhere in the United States to provide accurate, ethical and timely appraisal reports for government, insurance and corporate needs. Maria is also available for speaking and appraisal events. We have offices in St. Louis, New York and Miami. 

About Legacy Appraisals

Maria C. Gianino, ISA, GIA

Maria Gianino has been buying and selling 19th and 20th Century Fine Art, Jewelry, Furniture, Antiques and Decorative Arts for 30 years. She has owned a Art Gallery and a Antique Retail Store in St. Louis, Missouri. She has been trained as a Personal property Appraiser for Estate, Charitable Donation, Divorce and Insurance. She is USPAP compliant, 2019-2020 Universal Standards Principals and Practices and a member of  National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and the Certified Appraisers Guild of America.