What should you look for when hiring an appraiser?
If you are considering purchasing or have already purchased a diamond, gemstone, jewelry item, etc., you should consult with a qualified appraiser. Following are some of the requirements you should look for before using an appraiser:
Professional Gemological Laboratory
Member of an Appraisal Association
Do Not Buy or Sell Jewelry
Do Not Charge a Percentage of Value as a Fee
Knowledge of The Various Levels of Value
The appraisal profession has many professional designations that you may see after an appraiser’s name. Listed below are some of the reputable associations and the acronyms that may follow the name of a professional appraiser.
-CAPP (Certified Appraiser of Personal Property)
-Graduate Gemologist (GIA)
-Senior Member (ASA)
-Fellow Member (FASA)
-Master Gemologist Appraiser(MGA)
-Accredited Senior Gemologist
-Certified Master Gemologist