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#1

Dear Retail Jewelers ;

Appraisal Software featuring Automatic Diamond & Metals Pricing - Menu
driven format. Email with Name and address for a demo copy.
Ringold’s Inc. est 1908. 9865 Bustleton Avenue Phila, Pa 19115
Ph(215)671-8190 / Fax(215)969-1803 / 800-234-GEMS
url: Http://www.ringolds.com / Email: Ringold@IX.netcom.com
Gem & Mineral mining / Product Development / Manufacturing
Attn: Mr. Robert D. Ringold

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#2

You wrote:

Dear Retail Jewelers ;

Appraisal Software featuring Automatic Diamond & Metals Pricing - Menu

driven format. Email with Name and address for a demo copy.

Ringold’s Inc. est 1908. 9865 Bustleton Avenue Phila, Pa 19115
Ph(215)671-8190 / Fax(215)969-1803 / 800-234-GEMS
url: Http://www.ringolds.com / Email: Ringold@IX.netcom.com
Gem & Mineral mining / Product Development / Manufacturing
Attn: Mr. Robert D. Ringold

Sir

I would be interested in a demo copy. My address is:

Facets of Jewelry
Joseph Bowersmith
6991 Oak St.
Arvada, CO 80004-1461
USA

Email is:

@Joseph_Bowersmith

Thank you.

Joe B.

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#3

Does anyone know of or use appraisal software that they would
recomend…I’m interested in a stand alone program not part of a
package. Thanks Ron Kreml


#4

Dear Ron: I use the Jewellery Judge appraisal software, and have been
since 1994. It has gone through several revisions, and is now a
windows program called Guide Appraisal Software. It can be viewed at
www.gemguide.com. It comes with a pricing package and very good
support. If there is anything specific that you would like to know,
please contact me. Thanks, Kim, in sunny but cool Peterborough,
Canada


#5

The absolute best and easiest program I have found to use is called
Carat. It is very user friendly, and window driven. Kind of point and
click. You can import digital pictures into the appraisal also.
Contact me off line and I will give you more specific info on it.
Phillip Scott GG


#6

Whichever software you use. It should be USPAP compliant (Uniform
Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). At least in the
United States. USPAP is a document produced by the Appraisal Standards
Board of the Appraisal Foundation. The Appraisal Foundation is
"Authorized by Congress as the Source of Appraisal Standards and
Appraiser Qualifications." You can Look up USPAP at
www.appraisalfoundation.org My company has published a series of
article on the subject.

You can find them at: www.professionaljeweler.com choose the magazine
and site archives button, select professional jeweler magazine
archive and type in Anton Nash in the search box. About ten articles
will come up, 5 dealing with appraisals.

Another article dealing with appraising jewelry in in JCK magazine. go
to www.jckgroup.com click on JCK magazine click on the past articles
button click on to Feb of 2000 click on to the Article “Appraisals that
Wont Backfire on You”

All of these articles should give you an idea of what appraisal
software needs to have available if they are to be USPAP compliant.
We ended up writing our own software since many companies offered
parts that were compliant, but not all areas were covered.

I hope this can help. Arthur Anton Skuratowicz NJA GJG (GIA) Anton Nash
LLC Jewelry Appraisers and Consultants


#7

But the problem is that nothing is mandatory, no regulation etc.
Anyone can buy a program and call themselves and appraiser without the
proper gemological background or formal diploma training in appraisal
science(not a two day seminar but formal course work).

Eva


#8

And, Eva,

the problem gets compounded even more when the two day seminar in
question often came from non other than GIA themselves… Not sure if
they still do it, but that was the main bit of formal training I got
in appraising back in the mid '80s. Then bought Don Palmieries
loosleaf manual, Cap Beesley had some such too, and there were soon
several published books on appraising. Bought em all, but couldn’t
afford the real classroom training program, and it took me a while to
really realize that I couldn’t quite substitute self study, try
though I might. That left me, like many others, well meaning but not
quite properly trained and knowing that fact with little I could do
about it, and stuck with an employment situation where I was expected
and literally required to write appraisals on merchandise sold by the
store (and a small amount of stuff we didn’t sell, too.). Not a
comfortable situation, and all to typical for many.

Peter Rowe


#9

Respected Fellow Orchidians,

I would appreciate if anyone could advice on best available software
and related services for appraisers. Valuations of diamonds,
precious and semi-precious stones & gold jewelry.

Any software that would simplify task of valuation of such items?

Thanks in advance to all and for any contribution,

God bless you ALL in your endeavors,

Lalit Jhaveri