One of the Apprentice Members asked if I would share my Gemstone Certification card (the one for ID and Provenance) to maximize value. And, of course, the template for that card is included in this post, below, because I’d like to see all the really professional faceters I know using a gemstone certification card of similar type – to build that into an expected standard of doing business with American lapidary artists. This can only improve the depth and quality of the market for all, while expanding subjective value for our clients.
If you attended the resident Academy, you may remember me telling the story that this document originated at the suggestion of my friend, professional appraiser Reggie Olson, who was coaching me in the principles of “Perception of Value” – and in the concepts behind a jewelry appraisal. Reggie not only inspired me to create the program, but had a strong hand in its design.
The purpose of the gemstone certification card is twofold:
A. Document the provenance of the gem, under the hand and signature of the cutter. And…
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