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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: GemStone Press; 3 edition (Dec 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0943763533
  • ISBN-13: 978-0943763538
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.8 x 11 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g
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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., RMV, was a jewelry historian, author, lecturer, and instructor. The developer of The MasterValuer Program™, a jewelry appraisal course that has been taught worldwide, she consulted with individuals and companies on buying, selling, appraising and interpreting the jewelry arts. Miller was the author of five books on gems and jewelry, including Gems & Jewelry Appraising: Techniques of Professional Practice, the first comprehensive work about gem and jewelry appraising; and Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising: Antique, Period & Modern (both GemStone Press).

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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
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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
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic reference book Dec 1 2012
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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.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Color and clear photos would have improved the readability of book. June 10 2014
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great informative book for reference June 26 2016
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I was planning to open a jewelry business and decided to purchase this. Great informative book for reference. Very useful for jewelry buyers and sellers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book Feb. 28 2014
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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.