The premier book of its kind, now updated and expanded. Gems & Jewelry Appraising, 2nd Edition covers all the standards, procedures, and ethics of appraising gems, jewelry, and other valuables. Each step involved in conducting an appraisal is fully explained, with photos, case studies, key documents, worksheets and pricing data included. Registered Master Valuer Anna M. Miller gives professional guidance and step-by-step instructions on how to: Build a clientele Set fees Get publicity Handle insurance replacement claims Photograph gems and jewelry Research and write reports Test metals Research provenance Master the different approaches to valuation Use price guides Understand legal and ethical aspects of appraising And more! This resource offers all the information that practicing or aspiring appraisal professionals will need to establish an appraisal business, handle various kinds of appraisals, and provide an accurate, verifiable estimate of value.