ASA to Fulfill Market Demand for Well-Trained and Accredited Gems and Jewelry Appraisers

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — ASA is pleased to announce its upcoming gems and jewelry appraisal courses, designed for jewelers, gemologists, and allied professionals looking to expand their knowledge or enter the appraisal profession.

In an industry where trust and precision are of utmost importance, the necessity of proper training and accreditation cannot be overstated. These qualifications are instrumental in upholding the integrity of appraisal services and ensuring the trust of clients in the competitive jewelry market. The accurate valuation of jewelry and gemstones demands a deep understanding of their intrinsic qualities, market dynamics, and the ever-evolving realm of gemology. Trained and accredited jewelers possess the expertise required to deliver dependable and impartial assessments, thereby guaranteeing customers receive fair and accurate appraisals for insurance, resale, or estate purposes.

Johnnie White, CEO/EVP of ASA, elaborated on this, stating, “This not only benefits the clients but also elevates the jeweler’s reputation and professional standing within the industry, particularly when these courses are provided by esteemed organizations like ASA, adding an additional layer of credibility and trustworthiness to the jeweler’s services.”

Upcoming Course Offerings Include:

GJ103 Fundamentals of Jewelry Appraisal
This course serves as an introduction to essential concepts and the foundational knowledge necessary for crafting appraisal reports.

GJ201 Foundation I: Core Principles of Appraising Gems and Jewelry
This course delves deep into the fundamental principles and theories of valuation, providing appraisers with the requisite knowledge base to competently assess gems and jewelry.

GJ202 Foundation II: Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Insurance Scheduling
This course equips appraisers with an in-depth understanding of the essential principles and processes needed to create appraisal reports tailored for insurance scheduling.

GJ203 Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Advanced Assignments: Development and Report Writing
This course provides students with the knowledge and confidence required to tackle challenging assignments such as estate tax appraisals, equitable distribution assessments, or insurance loss claims.

Educational grants and free student membership are available to eligible students.

For additional information e-mail
or call (800) 272-8258.

ASA is a world-renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession. As the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all appraisal specialists, ASA is dedicated to providing the highest possible standards in all areas of ethics, professionalism, education and designation criteria. For more information about ASA, the ASA designation program for appraisers or the Society’s free “Find an Appraiser” Referral System, visit or call (800) 272-8258.

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