ASA to Offer Fundamentals of Jewelry Appraisal Class Online

RESTON, Va. - Jan. 14, 2021 - PRLog -- The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) will offer an online Fundamentals of Jewelry Appraisal ( class March 1-4, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm ET.

This class is intended to introduce participants to the fundamental concepts and the basic knowledge needed to write an appraisal report. Among the topics covered are ethics, competency, three primary roles of an appraiser, three approaches to value, market types and layers, basic research concepts, recognizing jewelry manufacturing methods and their influence on the appraisal process, introduction to methods of data collection and analysis, and minimum reporting standards including an overview of the ASA Descriptive Elements for various types of jewelry. The class is based on the concepts engendered in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) of The Appraisal Foundation and the ASA appraisal standards taught in the Principles of Valuation series of courses.

Professionals who would benefit from attending include:
  • Retail jewelers
  • Gemology students
  • Gemological laboratory personnel
  • Insurance professionals
  • Auctioneers
  • Attorneys

The cost to attend is $199 for members and $249 for non-members.

Registration closes February 26, 2021 and is available online at or by calling (800) 272-8258.

Non-members of ASA can take advantage of special pricing by registering for the class and joining ASA through the GJ Ally Membership category at the same time for only $398! Additional details about Ally Membership is available at

American Society of Appraisers
The American Society of Appraisers is a world renowned and respected international organization devoted to the appraisal profession. As the oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all appraisal specialists, ASA is dedicated to providing the highest possible standards in all areas of ethics, professionalism, education and designation criteria. For more information about the American Society of Appraisers, the ASA designation program for appraisers or the Society's free "Find an Appraiser" Referral System, visit or call (800) 272-8258.

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