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

The California Institute of Jewelry Training

Ryan J. Petrozello
G.G., F.G.A., D.G.A., R.M.V.
Distance Education Tutor for students
in the US and abroad.

Dee Huth, Gary Ong, John Mattinson,
David Newton, Lori Ligman, Heather Davis, Carol Scarlat, Randy Janis, Candy Shannon, and Nancy Stacy


4th Annual Jewelry Appraisal Forum
Tucson 2015

MasterValuer™ International hosted the 4th Annual Jewelry Appraisal Forum during the 2015 Tucson AGTA Gem Fair. Appraisal industry experts gathered together to discuss appraisal procedures and practices involved in their particular appraisal practices. As expected, similar but different methods were used by these appraisers to accomplish the same objectives - making logical and subjective value decisions based on the customers needs. Audience questions and participation was invited and lively.

The panel of experts was as follows:

  • Gail Brett Levine, Executive Director, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
  • Duncan Parker, Vice President Canadian Gemmological Association, Vice President, Jewellery Specialist - Dupuis Auctioneers, Toronto, ON Canada
  • Adrian Smith, Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers
  • Teri Brossmer, Gem Appraisals Unlimited, Glendora, CA USA

Among the subjects discussed were:

  • Dealing with lab reports from different gem laboratories.
  • Insurance appraisals
  • Appraising for an auction house
  • Ethics

Yes, the discussions were lively.

Pictures from the Forum:

Panel of Experts
Lots of people in attendance
Duncan Parker
Gail Brett Levine
Teri Brossman and Adrian Smith
Mel Huth - Moderator

MasterValuer™International and the California Institute of Jewelry Training sincerely thank the panel of appraisal experts and the audience for making this forum a success. This is the 4th of many round-table panel discussions to be held at Tucson every year. See you next year!


The Master Valuer program residence classes and future workshops will be conducted at the California Institute of Jewelry Training, University of South Florida, Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, Canada. Additional international classes are offered in Korea, Hong Kong, Sweden and China. More to come!!!


The MasterValuer™ jewelry appraisal program does not support jewelry appraisals that claim gemstones or jewelry to be sold for the purpose of investment? This is not to say that said appraiser is not qualified or capable of appraising properly, it is to say that it is the opinion of MV that a larger percentage of this type "investment" gemstone is commonly questionable and we as an organization of jewelry appraisal professionals do not support this practice.

Please understand that a Registered MasterValuer™ who would advertise as a reseller of "investment stones" cannot use the RMV credential as any basis for said appraisal. This is a "buyer beware" announcement. For information, contact Dee Rouse Huth - 800-731-1122.