North Carolina Guild
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When: Thursday, October 3, 2019
7:00 PM
Where: The Loading Dock
1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27604
United States
Presenter: Cosmo Altobelli, ECGA
Contact: Katherine Nielsen, CGA

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Schedule: 7:00 p.m. - Networking with Moe’s Southwest Grill catering
7:45 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A
Cost: $30 online
$40 at the door
RSVP: By October 1 with Katherine Nielsen, CGA, at 919-286-2990 or


The North Carolina Guild Presents

An Evening with the Legendary Cos Altobelli, ECGA


Cos AltobelliJoin us for a fun and informative evening as Cos Altobelli, ECGA, continues his AGS Guilds tour. Cos will discuss highlights of his illustrious career and some of his famous cases. He will also 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 professionally appraising jewelry.

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

Books will be available to purchase by cash or check at a special AGS members-only price of $99.99. This is an industry event open to all jewelry professionals.


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The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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