The Fourth Edition contains information and addresses developments in the jewelry industry and appraisal profession. It’s a must-own guide for those in the jewelry industry and essential for appraisers.
First published in 1981, this is still the definitive guide for professionally appraising jewelry.
The different types of appraisals and the many fields they apply to
How to protect yourself when accepting jewelry to be appraised
How to evaluate synthetic and treated gemstones
What to charge for appraisals
Fair market value
Mediation and arbitration
How to be an expert witness
Provenance and chain of custody
Sample appraisals, contracts and forms
Gemological knowledge is not all that is required in appraising jewelry. This book introduces the reader to the methodologies of appraising and setting up a professional appraisal service.IMPORTANT! Please send all questions about the book, including pricing and ordering information to Cos at firstname.lastname@example.org.By clicking the button below, you will be taken to a third-party site run by his team.
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"Cos Altobelli's 'Practical Guide to Jewelry Appraising, Fourth Edition,' may be one of the most important books you will ever read as a jewelry appraiser."
Cathy Calhoun, CGAPast president, American Gem Society
"If you're a professional jewelry appraiser, this book should be a prominent fixture on your desk. If you're an attorney in litigation, or an insurance broker who works with a professional appraiser...this book should be a part of your research library."
David Craig Rotenberg, ECGA
"Any professional jewelry appraiser needs to establish a research library and this is a must-have book. Times have changed and so has our profession. We need to keep abreast of all changes. Thank you, Cos!"