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 Post subject: Gemology Boot Camp!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:17 pm 
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ASA to Offer Gem Identification, Testing and Insurance Report Writing Courses at JTV

The American Society of Appraisers announces the offering of a Gemological Boot Camp July 31-August 3, 2017 and Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Insurance Coverage course August 4-7, 2017 at Jewelry Television in Knoxville, TN.

The Gemological Boot Camp will free appraisers from their microscopes and teach them to be more proficient in the field. Participants will learn all aspects of gem testing equipment and how to reach fast and accurate identification. This comprehensive four day class will include lecture and lab testing and participants will learn to implement valuable gemological techniques and information. Instruction will be provided by Eric Fritz, FGA, DGA, who is the manager of North America for Gem-A, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Eric holds both colored stone and diamond designations, along with a degree in Zoology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His Zoology degree lead to a passion for pearls and other organic gem materials, which are now Eric’s specialty.

The Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Insurance Coverage course presents the most current appraisal terminology with appraisal development and report writing instructions as it applies to gems and jewelry appraising. Interactive lectures, discussions and class exercise will encourage individual thinking and allow the participant to apply valuation theories to their own practice. Upon completion of this course, participants will possess the tools and confidence necessary to write and/or interpret Gems and Jewelry appraisal reports to be used for insurance coverage in compliance with ASA and USPAP report writing requirements. Instruction will be provided by Gina D’Onofrio, FGA, MGA, CMA and Carole C. Richbourg, GG, FGA, ASA, MGA. Ms. D’Onofrio is a Fine Jewelry Director at Heritage Auctions in Beverly Hills, CA. Gina has worked in the retail, auction and manufacturing sectors of the jewelry industry since 1989. Her experience encompasses jewelry design and production, appraisals, buying and selling of contemporary, antique and period jewelry, sales and management. Ms. Richbourg is an independent jewelry appraiser, based in Northern California. A full-time appraiser since 1989, Carol has over 30 years of broad experience in the jewelry industry, including store management, merchandising, retail sales, appraising, jewelry design and fabrication. She has published several articles on issues affecting the jewelry appraiser.

The price for the Gemological Boot Camp is $1,095 for members and $1,245 for non-members. Registration is available on ASA Online or by calling (800) 272-8258.

The price for the Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Insurance Coverage course is $945 for members and $1,095 for non-members. Registration is available on ASA Online or by calling (800) 272-8258.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Maybe July 05, 2017?

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:oops: oops June 5th was the day they posted on their site.


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Thanks, Barbra, for posting the announcement of our two courses coming up at JTV in Knoxville, TN. If you are a gemologist/appraiser reading this, you should consider attending one or both of them, as each is a wonderful and unique opportunity to immerse yourself in gemology and appraising jewelry for insurance coverage, respectively.

I'm not sure about the source of the confusion over the dates (it's probably somewhere on our administrative end). In any case, the Gem-A led course will be held Monday, July 31-Thursday, August 3, with more information here: http://www.appraisers.org/Education/View-Course?CourseID=598

The ASA-led course will run Friday, August 4-Monday, August 7: http://www.appraisers.org/Education/View-Course?CourseID=448

The American Society of Appraisers is the leading provider of in-person jewelry appraising and continuing gemological education in the world today. Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help in registering.

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I have never been disappointed when I enrolled in an ASA class.
I wish I could attend them all.

Then I got a dog. It was on July 17th, 2016.....and I haven't been able to leave the city since. :(


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Send to doggie spa for a makeover while you travel?

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