Selecting an Appraiser
Being a qualified appraiser, requires, education and proper training in appraisal writing. When looking for an appraiser for your jewelry and watches it's important to select one who is qualified, independent, and has all of the proper educational qualifications.
An independent appraiser is completely unbiased and will grade your jewelry and watches based solely on true market value.
It's also important for the appraiser to be a graduate gemologist from the "Gemological Institute of America", a member of "The American Society of Appraisers" and the "National Association of Jewelry Appraisers". Being a member of these organizations, the appraiser is committed to a code of ethics set forth by the appraisal industry.
Being a member of these organizations also ensures that the appraiser is committed to continual education and keeping abreast of industry changes that may affect the value of your jewelry and watches.