In this companion volume to Gems & Jewelry Appraising, 2nd Edition, the first comprehensive book on appraising, Registered Master Valuer Anna M. Miller offers a comprehensive guide to antique, period, and contemporary jewelry identification and appraisal.
Offering clear, practical, insightful guidance with a wealth of photos and figures, Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising, 2nd Edition contains expert information, case studies, typical problems, pricing data, and key documents. Features include:
A review of the appraiser's role and responsibilities
Value approach methods that offer jewelers and appraisers clear standards for estimating value; complete instructions on doing full narrative jewelry descriptions; a practical methodology to research and assemble data needed for an accurate estimation of value; a complete Model Appraisal Document that readers can use as an example for their own documents; an Appraisal Glossary covering all technical terms that will help appraisers communicate effectively; all types of pieces are covered in detail, from rings, earrings, necklaces and pendants to chains, bracelets, brooches, and cameos, as well as less common items such as charms and stickpins; key aspects including design influences, costuming, social behavior, and the significance of color in each time period are also explored, to give the appraiser a deeper understanding of the many elements that contribute to value.
This one-of-a-kind reference is an essential working guide for all appraisers, jewelers, antique dealers, collectors, auctioneers, insurance adjustors, and gem labs.