GJ203 Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Advanced Assignments: Development and Report Writing

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 06/09/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

Class Date/Time

Monday, June 9, 2025 - Monday, June 23, 2025

11:00am-5:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Class registration will close on Friday, June 6, 2025. We highly encourage those interested in attending to register ASAP so we can confirm the class. In the event we do not meet our registration minimum, the class will be cancelled.

Registration Includes

  • 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.


All students must be current with USPAP 2024-2025 (7-hour or 15-hour).  Experience preparing a researched appraisal for gems and jewelry is required.  For those seeking accreditation with ASA, the GJ courses should be taken in order starting with GJ201.  For those seeking education only (i.e. not seeking accreditation) the courses may be taken out of order; however, pre-approval is required.  Please contact us at education@appraisers.org. If you have previously taken PG201, PG202 or PP202 and wish to register for this course, please email education@appraisers.org so we may evaluate your request on a case by case basis.

Class Schedule

(All Times are Eastern US)
  • Session 1 – Monday, June 9, 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Session 2 – Wednesday, June 11, 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Session 3 – Friday, June 13, 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Session 4 – Monday, June 16, 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Session 5 – Wednesday, June 18, 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Session 6 – Friday, June 20, 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Session 7 – Monday, June 23, 11:00am - 2:00pm (Final Exam)*

*The final exam will be administered and proctored as shown on the scheduled date. Exams are no longer provided in a written format and students MUST have a personal laptop or computer device to complete the secure online exam. For any exam questions or technical/logistic concerns, contact education@appraisers.org. More detailed information will be provided before class concludes.

Please note: Partial credit will not be awarded for this offering. Students must participate in all the live session(s) virtually to complete the course and receive full credit following successful completion of the final exam. The virtual session(s) will not be recorded and/or made available after class.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Class provides 50 ASA CE Instructional Hours (includes the final 3-hour exam)

Additional Information

ASA-accredited members (AM, ASA, FASA) who would like to attend this class will receive a 50% discount. This discount will be automatically applied at checkout.

Course Description

This course is primarily intended for appraisers who already have a good understanding of appraising jewelry for scheduling insurance and a foundation in the expectations for development and reporting engendered in USPAP Standards 7 and 8.  The intended uses covered in this course require methodologies and abilities that go beyond basic “cost approach” valuations.  Students will be introduced to most of the intended uses that a professional gems and jewelry appraiser might be asked to provide; many of which may expose the appraiser’s report to possible litigation scenarios or review by the IRS. Students will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and confidence to complete challenging assignments such as appraising for estate tax, charitable donation, equitable distribution, insurance loss claims, litigation support, and dissolution of a marriage, to name a few. The curriculum of GJ203 builds upon the terminology, methodology, and valuation theory taught in GJ201 and GJ202.  Students will increase their competency in methods of research, analysis of comparable sales, reconciliation of analyzed data and the composition of a convincing argument to support their value opinion. GJ203 is required for members working toward their accreditation with ASA and is recommended for designated ASA members who wish to stay current in their appraisal practice and complete the Appraisal Foundation’s required 20 hours of Principles of Value education during each 5 year reaccreditation cycle.

Important Information

This GJ203 class is being presented via a virtual series format and will be taught by live instructor(s) over the course of (2) weeks. Students will meet virtually with the instructor(s) three times a week for (5) hours each session on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and engage in discussions, exercises, and post-sessions assignments. There are a total of (7) sessions. Students must participate and attend each live session in order to complete the course and receive full credit following successful completion of the exam and a required final submission of an Appraisal Report. 

Instructional Methods

This course is delivered as a live (virtual) lecture/discussion combined with student exercises and reading assignments that will be completed outside of class and discussed in class. There will be a required final appraisal report in order to receive credit for the class.  Emphasis is placed on student participation in discussions as well as course related activities. 

Course Audience

This course is intended for practicing Gems and Jewelry appraisers, those who intend to pursue a career in appraising, and professionals who regularly rely on gems and jewelry appraisal reports.

Learning Level 


Student Requirements

Students must have the following available for all sessions:
  • Laptop or desktop computer with internet and webcam access is required.  
  • Telephone access or computer headset with microphone.
  • Printed or electronic copy of all student materials (available once eMaterials are posted)
Student must have familiarity with:
  • Google Chrome/Firefox Internet browsers.
  • Zoom and other similar software platforms.
  • To ensure the best webinar experience, test your Zoom audio/video connection on your computer and review the Zoom System Requirements prior to the first day of class.


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 will be made accessible via your education dashboard (login required). Once eMaterials have been posted for download, the class is no longer refundable.

Accessing eMaterials

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. PDF course materials are presented in color, are bookmarked, and comment enabled. 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 will be available to view and/or download via your education dashboard following successful completion of the course, final exam, report submission and and all required components post-course. 

Mark Cartwright


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.

ASA's Education Foundation recognizes students who choose to invest their time in appraisal studies by providing assistance to students demonstrating a financial need. Please visit the Educational Foundation's webpage for more information and to download an application.


Session 1 - June 9
Zoom Session #1
06/09/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
06/09/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes Join link will be active 10 minutes before the scheduled live event. Once you click on the join link, you will be re-directed to the zoom event and the host will allow you to join shortly. If you experience technical issues joining via the link, we highly recommend to dial-in via a telephone until you are able to troubleshoot your access issue that may be related to personal settings, pop-up blockers, firewall etc. In addition, refreshing or logging off and re-joining typically resolves access issues. Please email education@appraisers.org if you've exhausted all recommended troubleshooting tips. Thank you.
Session 2 - June 11
Zoom Session #2
06/11/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
06/11/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Session 3 - June 13
Zoom Session #3
06/13/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
06/13/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Session 4 - June 16
Zoom Session #4
06/16/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
06/16/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Session 5 - June 18
Zoom Session #5
06/18/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
06/18/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Session 6 - June 20
Zoom Session #6
06/20/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
06/20/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  360 minutes
Session 7 - June 23
Zoom Session #7 - Final Exam
06/23/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  180 minutes
06/23/2025 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  180 minutes
GJ203 Exam - Do Not Open Until Instructed
100 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  180 minute limit  |  75/100 points to pass  |  Graded as Pass/Fail
100 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  180 minute limit  |  75/100 points to pass  |  Graded as Pass/Fail Good luck!
Course Wrap-Up
Exam Acknowledgement
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GJ203 Course Evaluation
16 Questions
16 Questions We appreciate you taking the time to complete this course evaluation. Your feedback is vital to ASA to provide quality education and courses. Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback as it will continue to help ASA shape future educational initiatives. Sincerely, The ASA Education Team
Complete AFTER Report Submission
1 Question  |  1 attempt  |  1/1 points to pass
1 Question  |  1 attempt  |  1/1 points to pass Complete this required component ONLY after you have submitted your report to Mark Cartwright. The instructor will confirm once credit and access to your certificate of completion can be granted. If you experience any processing delays, please reach out to your instructor and remind them to notify the education team. Thank you,
ASA Staff Verification Code
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Enter code to continue. This code will automatically be entered by ASA staff once your GJ Instructor grants permission to release access to your certificate of completion. Once the certificate is unlocked, CE credit will automatically be applied. We highly encourage you to save a copy of your certificate for your own records.
GJ203 Course Certificate
50.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available
50.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available