THE IMPORTANCE OF AN APPRAISAL BACKGROUND


ConcaveGems.Com brings a wealth of education and industry experience together in the persons of Mr. Homer and Mr. Hulsey who have worked as qualified gem and jewelry appraisers since gradiuation from The Gemological Institute of America. Accreditations by The American Society of Appraisers, The Accredited Gemologists Association, and The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers were foundational in their comprehensive understanding of gems and values. Indeed, it was while serving as chairperson for the NAJA Appraisal Forms Committee that Mr. Homer won that organization’s “Most Outstanding Contribution Award” for his work in creating and standardizing colored gemstone grading reports, appraisal documentation forms, and his seminal work on markup valuations.

While sharing their expertise on the lecture circuit with such organizations as The GIA Alumni Association, The Accredited Gemologists Association, The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, The American Society of Appraisers, and The American Gem Trade Association; there were also contributions in print in such prestigious references as “The Guide” and “The Gem Reference Guide” by Richard Drucker, “Appraisal Techniques” by Anna Miller, and “The Colored Stone Buying Guide” by Antoinette Matlins.

“ A thorough understanding of appraisal science and documentation significantly effects our decision making process as a gem cutters’, admits Mr. Hulsey. This is because such variables as color, weight, beauty, rarity, labor cost, artistry, and market level must be holistically considered for the best cost/resultant value ratio be it in the recutting of damaged gems or in the cutting of designer gems completely from the rough.

The integrity of quality, price, and market value are hallmarks of the ConcaveGem.Com product.
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