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Leading Professional Organizations Partner to Offer Important Jewelry Appraisal Training

RESTON, Va. - Feb. 13, 2018 - eTradeWire -- The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer two upcoming jewelry appraisal classes at GIA's world headquarters in Carlsbad, California: GJ209: Jewelry Forensics for Appraisers (www.appraisers.org/Education/View-Course?CourseID=623), May 7-8 and GJ202: Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Insurance Coverage (www.appraisers.org/Education/View-Course?CourseID=448), May 9-10.

These courses introduce practicing for aspiring appraisers and other allied professionals, including insurance underwriters/adjustors and gemology students, to the most current jewelry appraisal terminology, methods and standards that professional jewelry appraisers use in analyzing and assessing the quality of jewelry in order to establish value, as well as preparing gems and jewelry appraisal reports for insurance coverage.

After attending these courses, students will:
•    Better analyze and assess the quality of jewelry in order to establish value;
•    Identify common manufacturing methods;
•    Understand GIA's Quality Assurance Benchmarks (QAB);
•    Understand theories and methodologies relevant to gem and jewelry appraisals for insurance coverage or estate transfers;
•    Comprehend basic concepts and vocabulary pertaining to gem and jewelry appraising for insurance coverage or estate transfers;

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•    Understand how jewelry is described and documented following ASA's gems and jewelry descriptive elements;
•    Evaluate markets and market levels and their relevance to the appraisal assignment and the subject property; and
•    Better interpret a professional jewelry appraisal report for use in scheduling insurance coverage or estate planning that complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Expert lectures will be provided by ASA gem and jewelry appraisers and GIA instructors, drawing on decades of experience for examples and classroom discussions in which student participation is encouraged.

Course registration is $1,350 for GJ209E and $1,095 for GJ202.

To register or for more information visit ASA Online or call (800) 272-8258.

About ASA
The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is a world renowned and respected international organization dedicated to the appraisal profession. As the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all appraisal specialists, ASA is devoted to upholding the highest possible standards in all areas of ethics, professionalism, education and designation criteria. Gems and jewelry appraisers educated, tested and designated by the American Society of Appraisers are acknowledged leaders in the gems and jewelry appraisal profession. The Society's Accredited Senior Appraiser designation program includes 108 hours of rigorous instruction; 4 half-day exams; completion of USPAP coursework and testing; valuation reports reviewed by a Board of Examiners; 10,000 hours of fulltime valuation experience; professional; and personal references checked; personal interview; on-going professional education required; adherence to a strict Code of Ethics; with additional advanced requirements for the Master Gemologist Appraiser® program. Which is why the Society's titleholders (Accredited Member, Accredited Senior Appraiser and Master Gemologist Appraiser®) are among those Federal agencies turn to most often to perform the most sensitive assignments, as well as consumers for most all their varied needs, from insurance coverage appraisals to estate valuation and liquidation matters. To learn more about the American Society of Appraisers, visit www.appraisers.org or call (800) 272-8258. To hire a credentialed ASA member, view the Society's free online search tool at www.FindanAppraiser.org.

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About GIA
An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), established in 1931, is recognized as the world's foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognized around the world as the standard for diamond quality. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism. To learn more about GIA, visit www.gia.edu or call (800) 421-7250.

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Source: American Society of Appraisers

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