The MasterValuer Program
4854 San Juan Avenue   
Fair Oaks, CA 95628  
Tel: (800)731-1122

JewelryTraining.com

Correspondence

30 lessons with selected assignments to be emailed to MV tutor. Tutor is assigned at the time of the course enrollment. Upon successful completion of the 30 lessons, you will receive a certificate of completion. There are no prerequisites to enroll in the home study course. Specifics are:

  • No prerequisites
  • 30 Lessons
  • Open - book final exam
  • Final appraisal report
  • Tuition $1195: Prices are in US Dollars and are valid for US and Canada only. Residents of other countries, please fax 1-916-487-1189 or e-mail for tuition fee plus shipping. For US Domestic shipping $30.00 and $60.00 for Canada.
    $100.00 registration
  • Certificate of Completion for successfully completing the course or Register MasterValuer Certification with qualifying certificate in gemology.

MasterValuer Course Material and Highlights

You will learn the principles and methodology for accurate jewelry appraising and discover how to put the new information into immediate use in your appraisal practice, and feel confident about writing gems and jewelry appraisal reports for the jeweler or private client.

Course topic highlights:

  • ABC's of appraisal basics
  • Value Theory & Principles that impact jewelry appraising
  • Methods used by today's appraiser to estimate value
  • Developing worksheets that work!
  • How to research and write accurate, justifiable, insurance appraisals
  • Every appraisal has a purpose and function, be sure you know how to recognize it!
  • The multilayered markets - where and how to research value
  • Understanding market prices
  • Using the Internet for justifiable prices
  • The legal and ethical constraints of determining value
  • Determining the values of contemporary and antique jewelry
  • Understanding manufacturing methods and their impact on value
  • Developing expertise in jade valuation
  • Complying with industry standards and disclosure laws
  • Meeting criteria for an accurate jewelry appraisal for fair market value
  • Case studies ~..And much more!

Course time limit: 12 months, most finish in 5-6 months

What you receive

Upon successful completion of the final exam you receive a Certificate of Completion

Textbooks needed for the MV correspondence course:

  • Gems & Jewelry Appraising: Techniques of Professional Practice - 2nd Edition
  • Illustrated Guide to Jewelry Appraising: Antique, Period, & Modern - 3rd Edition (Click here for book ordering: Registration & Books)
  • 3 - Day workshop - required to receive a Registered Master Valuer Diploma (you are assigned a unique RMV number at this time), once you have completed the 30 correspondence lessons.. The workshop covers the practical side of appraising, including stone valuing, metal grading (e.g. 14K, 18K, etc), determination of real vs. fake Rolex and other high end watches, plus many other practical exercises necessary for any appraiser.
  • Tuition $1295.00 (price includes lunch for all 3 days)
  • Call us for a list of local hotels

3-day workshops

The 3-day workshops are conducted in various locations throughout the world. Please call JewelryTraining.com (MV International) on 916 ~ 487-1122 (from outside USA) or in USA on 800-731-1122.

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