The premier book of its kind, revised, updated and expanded.
A comprehensive guide to the standards, procedures and ethics of appraising gems, jewelry and other valuables, Gems & Jewelry Appraising, 3rd Edition, contains expert practical guidance, combined with detailed descriptions, photos, case studies, pricing data, key documents and more.
This guide offers all the information that practicing or aspiring appraisal professionals will need to establish an appraisal business, handle various kinds of appraisalsfor insurance, divorce, inheritance, liquidation, collateral and tax donationand provide an accurate, verifiable estimate of value.
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Edition description:||3rd Edition, Updated and Expanded|
|Product dimensions:||8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Anna M. Miller, G.G., RMV, was a jewelry historian, author, lecturer, and instructor. The developer of The MasterValuer Program™, a jewelry appraisal course that has been taught worldwide, she consulted with individuals and companies on buying, selling, appraising and interpreting the jewelry arts. Miller was the author of five books on gems and jewelry, including Gems & Jewelry Appraising: Techniques of Professional Practice, the first comprehensive work about gem and jewelry appraising; and Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising: Antique, Period & Modern (both GemStone Press).
Table of Contents
European Designer Jewelry 138Jewelry from Contemporary Designers 139Costume Jewelry 142CHAPTER 6VALUING WATCHES, COIN JEWELRY,CARVINGS, AND OTHER ARTICLESVintage and Contemporary Wristwatches 144Pocket Watches 151Coin Jewelry 155Erotica 160Carvings 161Hardstone Carvings andGemstone Sculptures 170Silver Flatware and Holloware 176CHAPTER 7LEGAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OFAPPRAISINGThe Appraiser's Role in Gemstone Barter 183Investment GemsReal or Racket? 184Survival Techniques for Expert Witnesses 185CHAPTER 8PREPARING THE APPRAISAL DOCUMENTThe Appraisal Report 192Developing a Professional Brochure 193APPENDIXIllustrations of Cutting Styles 202Size-to-Weight Conversion ChartsStandard-Size Cabochon Gems 206Opal Cabochons 206Caliber-Cut Gemstones 207Weight System Conversion ChartsPennyweight-to-Gram Conversion 208The Troy System 209Avoir and Troy Weights 209The Carat System 209Historic Gold Prices from 1833–1997 209Diamond Valuation Chart 210Weight Estimation FormulasDiamonds 211Colored Stones 211Recommended Report FormsGem Identification Report 212Quality Analysis: Colored Stones 213Quality Analysis: Opals 214Quality Analysis: Change-of-Color Stones 215Quality Analysis: Pearls 216Quality Analysis: Cat's Eye and Star Stones 217Jewelry Appraisal Update 218Watch Worksheet 219Sample IRS Valuation: Donation Appraisal 220GLOSSARYMetal Finishes 221Opal Terms 221Pearl Terms 222Antique and Period Jewelry Items 223BIBLIOGRAPHY 226SOURCES OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 229CREDITS 231INDEX 232