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Gems & Jewelry Appraising, 3rd Edition: Techniques of Professional Practice

Gems & Jewelry Appraising, 3rd edition

Techniques of Professional Practice

Anna M. Miller, G.G., RMV
Revised, Updated and Expanded by Gail Brett Levine, G.G.

8.5 x 11, 256 pp, 150+ b/w photos & illus.; index, Hardcover , 978-0-943763-53-8

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The premier book of its kind, revised, updated and expanded.
A comprehensive guide to the standards, procedures and ethics of appraising gems, jewelry and other valuables, Gems & Jewelry Appraising, 3rd Edition, contains expert practical guidance, combined with detailed descriptions, photos, case studies, pricing data, key documents and more.
This guide offers all the information that practicing or aspiring appraisal professionals will need to establish an appraisal business, handle various kinds of appraisals—for insurance, divorce, inheritance, liquidation, collateral and tax donation—and provide an accurate, verifiable estimate of value.
“Well organized . . . easy to follow, and comprehensive. . . . It should be read by practicing appraisers, new appraisers, would-be appraisers, and those who wonder what appraising is all about.”
Lapidary Journal
“A book that everyone in the gem business should have at their fingertips whether they do appraising or not.”
Gem Show News
“Miller’s style is easy and clean. She cuts a tough subject down to size with her firm grip on this complex field and has you enjoying the process.”
 —Southern Jewelry News
“A very important, practical guide and reference book for people who take their appraising seriously.”
 —Jewelers’ Circular-Keystone
“There has never been a time since the 1980s, when “D-IF” diamonds were $35,000/ct., that it has been so important to have factual and relevant appraisal information available. Whether you are just entering the field or are a seasoned veteran, this updated, expanded book is an invaluable resource.”
Gary L. Smith, Forensic Gemologist™, G.G., A.G.S.-C.G.A., A.G.A.-A.S.G., A.S.A.,
Master Gemologist Appraiser
“It is great to have a new edition to this book originally authored by Anna Miller, the original developer of the MasterValuer™ Program. Updates are key to our profession and the intent behind Anna’s books has been to be a life long reference for professional appraisers as well as an inspiration to those who wish to follow the appraiser career path. We at the MasterValuer™ Program thank Gail Brett Levine for a job well done that provides us again with a valuable professional resource.”
Dee Rouse Huth, founder and director of the California Institute
of Jewelry Training and the international director of MasterValuer™ Program
(5805 Windmill Way Carmichael, CA 95608,
Anna M. Miller (1933–2003), G.G., RMV, a Master Gemologist Appraiser, jewelry historian, author, lecturer, instructor and developer of the MasterValuer™ Program,  consulted with individuals and companies on buying, selling, appraising and interpreting the jewelry arts. Miller authored five books on gems and jewelry, including Cameos Old & New and Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising (both GemStone Press).
Gail Brett Levine, G.G., is executive director of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers and president/publisher of Auction Market Resource for Gems and Jewelry. An independent personal property appraiser, she has been in the jewelry trade for thirty years.
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Cameos Old & New, 4th Edition

Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising, 3rd Edition

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