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 Post subject: Where to appraise absolutely unique gemstone crafts?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:48 pm 
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Dear Experts,
Could you please recommend me where can I appraise my artwork with the semi-precious and precious gemstones?
Based on my research and talks to few specialists, this type of art\craft is very unique and I am afraid that my products will not get an appropriate evaluations. :wink:

Your opinion is very much appreciated. I have so many questions..but let's start one by one. :D

Thank you,
Darya, ZetaGems,

http://zetagems.com/gallery.html


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 Post subject: Re: Where to appraise absolutely unique gemstone crafts?
PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:28 pm 
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Hi Members!
Normally, I wouldn't approve a post which was clearly trying to promote their own wares.....but this is kinda interesting. :D


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:48 pm 
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My wife and I travel all over attending juried art/craft shows and I don't think this type of work is "very unique" (I'm not saying your work isn't quite nice because it is). There are many people who create mosaics with gemstones.

This type of art doesn't seem to require discussions with any specialists. Figure out how much you spent in raw material. Then determine how much time you spent on the item and multiply that times some hourly wage for yourself. Price a few items and try to sell them. It would seem the market will decide if it's priced correctly.


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You hit the nail on the head ChicagoDave.


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Yeah, if you're making and selling them yourselves appraisals need not be a part of the picture. You get to find out how much it's worth the hard way: by finding out what people will pay for it. Learning how to price your work is just part of the job, and generally not something you should outsource.

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Thank you all for your answers. I appreciate your time spent
On my request .


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