Keystone Guild Meeting
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6/27/2018
When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
6:45 PM
Where: Lester Martin Jewelers
1650 Limekiln Pike B27
Dreshertown Plaza
Dresher, Pennsylvania  19056
United States
Presenter: Cos Altobelli, ECGA
Contact: Meredith Schlessinger, CG
215-885-3550

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Schedule: 6:45 PM - Networking with sandwiches, desserts, and beverages
7:45 PM - Lecture and Q&A
Cost: $30 online, $35 at the door
RSVP: By June 22, 2018 with Meredith Schlessinger, CG at 215.885.3550 or meredith@bfbrogan.com.

 

The Keystone Guild Presents
An Evening with the Legendary Cos Altobelli, ECGA

 

Join us for a fun and informative evening as Cos Altobelli kicks off his AGS Guilds tour.

Cos will discuss highlights of his illustrious career and some of his famous cases. He will be signing the fourth and final edition of his book, The Practical Guide to Jewelry Appraising.

First published in 1981, this is still the definitive guide for professional appraising jewelry.

The Fourth Edition has been completely updated. It contains new information and addresses new developments in the jewelry industry and appraisal profession. It’s a must-own guide for those in the jewelry industry and essential for appraisers.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • The types of appraisals and the fields they apply to
  • Protecting yourself when accepting jewelry
  • How to evaluate synthetic and treated gemstones
  • What to charge for appraisals
  • What is fair market value
  • The ins-and-outs of mediation and arbitration
  • How to be an expert witness
  • Provenance and chain of custody
  • Sample appraisals, contracts and forms

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.

Books will be available to purchase by cash or check for $59.95 for AGS members only.

 

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