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Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising: Antique, Period, and Modern

Miller, Anna M.

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ISBN 10: 0943763231 / ISBN 13: 9780943763231
Published by Woodstock, Vermont, U.S.A.: Gemstone Pr, 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover, dust jacket, 8 1/2 x 11 1/4, xi, 194pp, appendix, glossary bibliography, index, 8pp publisher ads., illustrated b/w. A comprehensive guide to antique, period, and modern jewelry identification and appraisal covering the professional appraiser's role and responsibilities, appraisal concepts and principles,making correct identification, estimating values, the appraisal document, valuing the unfamiliar, an appendix with illustrations, charts, reports, etc., a glossary of appraisal terms, and more. ".destined to become the classic text for jewelry appraisers." - National Jeweler. Expert information and clear guidance on all aspects of appraising. Essential reference and guide for appraisers, jewelers, antique dealers, collectors, insurance adjusters, auctioneers, and gem labs. Fine copy, inscribed and signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13340940365

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Title: Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising: ...

Publisher: Woodstock, Vermont, U.S.A.: Gemstone Pr

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 2nd Edition

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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.

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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