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Gems and Jewelry Appraising, 3rd Edition: Techniques of Professional Practice [Hardcover]

Anna M Miller


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Dec 1 2008
The premier book of its kind, revised, updated and expanded. A comprehensive guide to the standards, procedures and ethics of appraising gems, jewelry and other valuables, Gems & Jewelry Appraising, 3rd Edition, contains expert practical guidance, combined with detailed descriptions, photos, case studies, pricing data, key documents and more. This guide offers all the information that practicing or aspiring appraisal professionals will need to establish an appraisal business, handle various kinds of appraisals—for insurance, divorce, inheritance, liquidation, collateral and tax donation—and provide an accurate, verifiable estimate of value. Anna M. Miller (1933–2003), G.G., RMV, a Master Gemologist Appraiser, jewelry historian, author, lecturer, instructor and developer of the MasterValuer™ Program, consulted with individuals and companies on buying, selling, appraising and interpreting the jewelry arts. Miller authored five books on gems and jewelry, including Cameos Old & New and Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising (both GemStone Press).


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"A book that everyone in the gem business should have at their fingertips whether they do appraising or not." -- Gem Show News

"Miller's style is easy and clean. She cuts a tough subject down to size with her firm grip on this complex field and has you enjoying the process." -- Southern Jewelry News

"Well organized...easy to follow, and comprehensive....It should be read by practicing appraisers, new appraisers, would-be appraisers, and those who wonder what appraising is all about." -- Lapidary Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Anna M. Miller, G.G., M.G.A., R.M.V, is a jewelry historian, author, lecturer and instructor.

The developer of the Master Valuer Program, a jewelry appraisal course that has been taught worldwide, she currently consults with individuals and companies on buying, selling, appraising, and interpreting the jewelry arts.

Miller is the author of five books on gems and jewelry, including The Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising and Cameos Old and New. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gems and Jewelry Appraising 3rd Edition: Techniques of Professional Practice. Miller, A.M., Levine, G.B., Gemstone Press, 2009 Feb. 15 2010
By Lillian Cole - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this books for my daughter, Jo Ellen Cole, who is a jewelry, gemstone and mineral appraiser. She comments:"Anna Miller's book on the techniques of professional appraisal practice has always been THE book to go to for answers on how to ethically perform the difficult job of appraising jewelry and gemstones. In this newest edition, updated sections on computers and searching the Internet guide the appraiser on how to use this important new source of information and how to utilize the computer in network and industry communications. There is more emphasis on the identification of gemstones and treatments and there is an expanded section on the pricing of older cuts of diamonds. A section on the Market Data Comparison approach helps guide the appraiser in this important aspect of appraising. Altogether, this book consistently delivers the information that is vital to creating a legal, binding appraisal report that will stand up to any scrutiny."

Lillian Cole, Twelfth Street Booksellers
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic reference book Dec 1 2012
By hurleygirly - Published on Amazon.com
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Originally saw the first printing but this more updated version is fantastic! It has lots of photos, sketches and charts. Excellent
references for jewelery buyers and designers.
2.0 out of 5 stars Color and clear photos would have improved the readability of book. June 10 2014
By Trina Tardone - Published on Amazon.com
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Book is outdated and the photography could be more robust. Many photos are black and white or are pen and ink style drawings. Not what I expected.
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely put together. May 17 2014
By Karen Overturf - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a very thorough reference and I am sure I will be looking at it often. I purchased this for potential future issues.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Feb. 28 2014
By Mary Moody-Cox - Published on Amazon.com
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This book answers a lot of questions that I have when buying antique jewelry and pearls. Extremely informative! A must have for all jewelry buyers.

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