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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Novalis; 2nd Revised edition edition (June 27 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0943763231
  • ISBN-13: 978-0943763231
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 22.9 x 29.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 939 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,800,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"An intensely practical guide....valuable to many audiences." -- Gem Correspondent

"Anna Miller's book is destined to become the classic text for jewelry appraisers, as well as jewelers, auctioneers, students, and collectors of jewelry." -- National Jeweler

"For a person who wishes to make his or her living appraising, this book will be an invaluable resource." -- Jewelers' Circular-Keystone

"This fine book...is strongly recommended for anyone involved in, or contemplating involvement in, the gem and jewelry appraisal process." -- The Appraiser, The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

"[A] welcome addition to any appraiser's reference shelf." -- Gems & Gemology, The Gemological Institute of America

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 Cameos Old and New and Gems & Jewelry Appraising.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda on July 1 2000
Format: Hardcover
Anna Miller, in her recently updated version (9-99) of "The Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising", gives a novice or a professional some expert information in this edition. The concepts and principles section alone is worth the price of the book, but her book also covers everthing from making the "correct identification" to tips on the appraisal document itself. Also included is supplemental info. on antique jewelry, estimating values and appraisal narrative, plus weight estimation formulas for unusual diamond cuts. I would suggest her book to anyone with an interest in appraising or anyone who has the need to understand the process of jewelry evaluation.
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
"The Nuts & Bolts" of Appraisal Practice! July 1 2000
By Linda - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Anna Miller, in her recently updated version (9-99) of "The Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising", gives a novice or a professional some expert information in this edition. The concepts and principles section alone is worth the price of the book, but her book also covers everthing from making the "correct identification" to tips on the appraisal document itself. Also included is supplemental info. on antique jewelry, estimating values and appraisal narrative, plus weight estimation formulas for unusual diamond cuts. I would suggest her book to anyone with an interest in appraising or anyone who has the need to understand the process of jewelry evaluation.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
A narrative jewelry description, a methodology for research, and much more Sept. 6 2005
By Midwest Book Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Maybe you think the fine art of jewelry appraising is one of determining value alone - but there's so much more to the skill, as Registered Master Valuer and jewelry historian Anna Miller reveals in Illustrated Guide To Jewelry Appraising 3rd Edition: Antique, Period & Modern. Her updated, expanded new third edition combines case studies and typical valuation challenges with key documents to aid in the pricing process, instructions on how to do a narrative jewelry description, a methodology for research, and much more. Loaded with practical, technical data, Illustrated Guide To Jewelry Appraising should not be missed by any serious jewelry collector.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
good book Feb. 1 2009
By momofthree - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book has some valuable information and it is worth reading if you are a novice and you purchase a lot of jewelry for pleasure and business.
However, I noticed that she tells one story about cameo values in this book and tells the complete opposite in her cameo third edition book. That was a "red flag" warning in my opinion.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great for Appraising Jewelry Feb. 1 2011
By Rabiah Shah - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Thoroughly explains how to appraise jewelry, stones, etc but tends to assume the reader has a foundation from which the author then adds to. If you're a novice this book will be a little difficult to comprehend, otherwise it's a great read.
NOT WORTH IT!!! Sept. 6 2014
By James T. Liao - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I was expecting color pictures for each of the illustrations. Because, color is a key component to appraising the value of jewelry. Nope. I got black and white. I guess I would've been fine with it if the paper inside this book didn't feel like it came from my copy machine. It literally feels like someone xeroxed copied the inside of this book and then crammed it inside the nice cover. It would be more forgivable if this was a cheap book but it's not! NOT WORTH PURCHASING!


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