Professional & Informational Links

ASA - The American Society of Appraisers
Appraisal Foundation - The Appraisal Foundation, a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to the advancement of professional valuation
NAJA - The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
USPAP -  Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice developed by the Appraisal Foundation
AGA - Accredited Gemologists Association
FTC Guides - Federal Trade Commission Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries
GIA - The Gemological Institute of America
AGS - American Gem Society Laboratories
Pricescope - A great consumer information resource for diamond buyers. Take a diamond tutorial. Use the search engine to find diamonds all over the Internet and compare prices.  Use the forum to ask questions or share information with other diamond buyers.
Diamonds.Net - Presented by Rapaport Information Services, Publishers of The Rapaport Diamond Report (A great collection of jewelry links)
Is Your Jewelry At Risk? - Good advice about selecting an appraiser & insuring your jewelry
How to Select Gemstones  - Presented by GemData
How to Recognize a Good Jewelry Appraisal - Information from the Jewelry Insurance Standards Organization
Understanding Carat (or Karat) Purity of Metals - Wikipedia explanation
How to Buy a Gemstone - Fun Brochure from the GIA (Gemological Institute of America)
How the GIA Grades Diamonds - A video from the GIA on the "4 C's" of diamonds
American Gem Society Podcasts - Podcasts on various gem-related subjects from AGS
All About Jewels Glossary  - An illustrated dictionary of jewelry terms
World Gold Council - Everything you might want to know about Gold
Diamond Buying – Read these tips before you buy
CA Glendora Theresa L. Newman
Irvine/Newport Beach Vickie L. Adams, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
Los Angeles Patrick Davis
Los Angeles Paul D. Thompson, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
San Diego David S. Bowie
San Diego Thom Underwood, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
San Francisco Mervyn L. Cohn, ASA
San Francisco Bay Area Nancy Stacy, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
FL Lake Mary Juanita E. Addeo, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
Tampa Bay Area Tom Seguin, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
KS Lenexa Michele Daniels
NJ Northern New Jersey Lorraine Lopezzo, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
NY Garden City Barry S. Block, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
TN East Tennessee Joseph Mackley, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
OK Oklahoma City Scott M. Gordon, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
OR Portland Mona L. Miller-Smith, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
TX Austin Charles Kirk Root, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
Houston Christine York, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®
Houston Mark J. Sandler, ASA
WA Seattle Christine M. Harrington, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®


 

 

 

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