GJ103 Fundamentals of Jewelry Appraisal
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Wednesday, January 17, 2024
5:00pm - 9:00pm Eastern Standard Time
- Access to virtual zoom sessions will be accessible via education dashboard (login required)
- Electronic Student Materials*
*All course materials included with your registration are PDF Download Only items made available to students prior to the start of the class and are not for resale or distribution. All downloadable materials are accessible via your education dashboard (login required). Once eMaterials have been posted for download, the class is no longer refundable.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit
Class provides 4.8 ASA CE Instructional Hours
This course will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts and the basic knowledge needed to write an appraisal report. Among the topics covered are ethics, competency, three primary roles of an appraiser, three approaches to value, market types and layers, basic research concepts, recognizing jewelry manufacturing methods and their influence on the appraisal process, introduction to methods of data collection and analysis, and minimal reporting standards including an overview of the ASA Descriptive Elements for various types of jewelry. The course is based on the concepts engendered in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the ASA appraisal standards taught in the Gems & Jewelry (GJ) Principles of Valuation series of courses.
This is an introductory class and does not contain the same level of explanation and instruction students receive in the 120-hours of the ASA-GJ Principles of Valuation course series.
Instructional methods include class lecture with a corresponding slideshow, Q&A, links to further information, and the downloadable Student Manual.
Gemology students considering pursuing a career as a gems and jewelry valuer
Retail jewelers or their personnel who provide valuation services for their customers
Gemological laboratory personnel providing valuation services
Insurance professionals, auctioneers and attorneys seeking exposure to and a basic understanding of the requirements for valuation of gems and jewelry
All course materials included with you registration are PDF Download Only items made available to students prior to the start of the class and are not for resale or distribution. All downloadable materials are accessible via your education dashboard (login required). Once eMaterials have been posted for download, the class is no longer refundable.
eMaterials are provided electronically in PDF format and posted to the class within the education dashboard for all registrants to securely access prior to the start of class. Attendees should come to the class prepared with an electronic or printed copy of all eMaterials to use as a refence during class. When opting to print downloadable materials, it is recommended that settings be adjusted to print in black and white (or grayscale) and consider printing double-sided on recycled paper.
Certificate of Completion
A certificate of completion will be accessible immediately post-class via your education dashboard. Participants are required to attend the live session and complete the remaining components under the Course Wrap-up tab to download a certificate of completion.
Warren H. Morss
GIA GG, ASA, MGA®
Warren Morss is Managing Principal at Boston Estate & Gem Appraisal. Warren has over 45 years of experience in the Jewelry Industry and related fields. He has worked in wholesale and retail sales of loose and mounted diamonds, watches, and designer Jewelry. His clients consist of banks, attorneys, insurance companies and private individuals. He holds a Graduate Gemologist (GG) degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation and Master Gemologist Appraiser® (MGA®) from ASA. Warren also serves as Chair of ASA’s Gems & Jewelry Discipline, and instructor of the Society’s Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Insurance Scheduling course.
ASA, MGA, GIA GG
Mark Cartwright, ASA, MGA is an American Society of Appraisers Master Gemologist Appraiser, GIA Graduate Gemologist and has earned the highest appraisal designations of 4 international organizations in the course of a 38 year career in the jewelry industry. Mark has been appraising jewelry since 1983 and has developed and taught numerous classes for ASA nationally.