Gail provided an insightful discussion exploring the issues surrounding:
The way appraisals used to be
The way appraisals developed
Appraising according to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
Where appraising is going
Still doing one page appraisals?
Still have the disclaimer that you are not responsible?
You would not have learned how to appraise in this 1.5 Hour presentation, but you would
have identified current trends and requirements as well as being pointed to the right sources to get your appraisals right!
The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers is the only appraisal association in the U.S. that devotes itself solely to the appraisal of gems and jewelry.
Headed to Tucson for the Gem Show?
Don’t miss NAJA’s 37th ACE It Educational Conference, January 29-30, 2012. The perfect opportunity to increase your skills, learn new information and experience a peerless networking opportunity.
Auction Market Resource Whether you appraise, buy or sell, this is the comprehensive database for antique to contemporary jewelry sold at auction Over 22000 previously sold items inspected by gemologist appraisers. Suitable for comparables research for estate departments and fair market value appraisals. New Feature: over 370 hallmarks, trademarks and signatures available for verification of authenticity.
If you missed this meeting, you missed more than just FREE cake and coffee, you missed important information on the state of appraisals, and you missed receiving a multi-purpose screw driver set from Gail & NAJA.
Those of us who attended, can now fix almost anything, should the economy force us to a second job, and for that we THANK Gail Levine!
Meeting Summary by Charlie Marts
Pictures by Bobby Mann