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The Practical Guide to Jewelry Appraising


Cos Altobelli
Certified Gemologist Appraiser
American Gem Society



This is the definitive work in
jewelry appraising.
Important topics include:

  • 24 different types of appraisals and reports
  • Take-in Procedure
  • Valuation of Treated Gemstones
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Fees and Updates
  • Specific Descriptions
  • Fair Market Value
  • Documentation
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Sample Appraisals
  • Contracts and Forms
  • Expert Witness
  • 16 Personal Case Histories

It is a common mistake to think that gemological knowledge is all that is required in appraising jewelry. This book introduces the reader to the methodologies of appraising and setting up a professional appraisal service.

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