How can I become gemstones apprieser?
I am interested in gemstone and jewlery appriesal. I am just a regular person so I am interested in some kind of cours or short term school in wich I would get a valid papers for that.
- lb2kLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
To become a gemstone and jewelry appraiser, you might need one or a combination of the following:
1. Experience in the Jewelry Industry
2. Diploma in Gemology
3. Appraisal Certification
Experience in the Jewelry Industry
As someone already in this industry, I can assure you that there is no substitute for experience in this field. Many employers will be looking for this, especially in the appraisal line. However, we all have to start from somewhere...if you are totally new to this, you may want to get a crash course in gems and jewelry. For e.g. the Accredited Jewelry Professional Diploma offered by the GIA. It's $600 (correspondence only) and can be completed in 35 days.
Diploma in Gemology
Try the GIA for a Graduate Gemologist diploma(GG). It will cost about $14K on campus and $7K off-campus. Alternatively, the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) in Bangkok (one of the gem industry's best kept secrets) offers an equivalent diploma (Accredited Gemologist/AG) at less than half the price and twice the experience! This should take you about 6 months if you're studying full-time.
Enquire at the American Society of Appraisers regarding their appraiser credentials. Some of the courses they offer:
* Gems & Jewelry Appraisal Theory, Methods and Application
* Introduction to Personal Property Valuation
* Personal Property Valuation Methodology - Research and Analysis
* Personal Property Valuation - The Legal and Commercial Environment
Or try the Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute regarding their Certified Insurance Appraiser course.
Certification is desirable but may not be essential for entry-level staff as some employers will provide on the job training and subsequent formal training.
Try browsing through some of these sites for information:
Good luck!Source(s): Me - I'm a gemologist based in Bangkok.