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Can you do appraisal work with just a GG/AJP or do you need to join an appraisal organization?
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 Post subject: Performing Appraisal Work
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:56 pm 
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Hi All,

I am a recently graduated GG and AJP from GIA and I am interested in performing appraisal work. In addition to my GIA qualifications, I have been in the international gem trade (mostly colored stones and natural pearls) for about 7 years now. I have also dealt with antique and estate jewelry along the way, and occasionally, sculptures as well. I also perform custom fine jewelry design work and manage all the stone sourcing for those projects.

I know that there is no legal requirement regarding certification to perform jewelry appraisals in the USA, but I also know about NAJA and the other appraisal organizations, and the high regard for their certifications.

I want to know if it is feasible for me to successfully offer appraisal services without being a certified member of one of the appraisal organizations, relying only on my current skills and experience, or if I should really take the time to go through NAJA or one of the others?

Please advise and share your experiences.

Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Performing Appraisal Work
PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:07 pm 
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Minimally, I'd get the Anna Miller Books
http://gemologyonline.com/books_appraise.html

Read through the LaShawn Bauer posts:
http://www.gemologyonline.com/LaShawn/appraisal.html

Good luck.
My advice, pass on anything you do not feel confident about. Our society is litigious. You don't need the grief.


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