Appraisal Links we like.
AGR has been in the jewelry business for quite a while and we've developed a lot of friends and contacts. Here are a few. You'll notice, by the way, that there are no jewelry stores or other sorts of jewelers here. That's not because we don't know and there's no slight intended against the fine jewelers out there. It's just that it's a conflict of interest as an appraiser to look like there's an endorsement of one store over another. These are purely Appraisal Links provided to assist your education.
The Appraisal links :
Gemological Institute of America.
This is the largest and best known gemological college in the world. They're my alma-mater.
American Gem Society
A professional society for professional jewelers. I"m proud to be a member.
The #1 online discussion forum for items related to diamonds, gems and jewelry
Diamond discussion forum.
International School of Gemology
If you want to know more about gems and jewelry, check these people out. They're half the price of GIA and in many ways better.
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
Just like it sounds. The is THE top association of appraisers in the US.
Jewelry Appraisers of the World
If you're looking for qualified appraisers outside of my service area, this is a good place to start.
Accredited Gemologists Association
A worldwide group of highly qualified gemologists.
These folks provided invaluable assistance in putting together this website. If you're thinking of doing some web work, give them a call.
Better Business Bureau
Serving consumers since 1912