Our own, Thomas Seguin, G.G., A.S.A., Master Gemologist Appraiser and Diamond Broker of Suncoast Gem Laboratories in Bradenton recently attended The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers 34th ACE© It Mid-Year Conference in Providence-Warwick, RI on August 14th to August 16th, 2010.
The Association, consisting of national and international membership, is dedicated to the maintenance of professional standards, professional ethics and education in the field of jewelry appraising. All members must adhere to the professional Code of Ethics of the Association and all appraisals assignments must be performed under the constraints of this Code.
This year’s conference concentrated on antique & period jewelry which confront appraisers on a daily basis and update their knowledge to keep them current. Lectures were given on valuing elements of various eras including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, and Modernist. There were also important presentations on vintage wristwatches and embellishments on antique pocket watches. There were a number of cautionary presentations to alert members on possible confusions and reproductions.
Suncoast Gem Laboratories performs a variety of different types of jewelry appraisals and appraisal related services. Among those services performed are jewelry and diamond sales and brokerage, custom jewelry design, expert jewelry repair, sales of all fine watch brands, watch repair, insurance replacement and diamond and gemstone recutting and replacement. For information regarding jewelry questions call Suncoast Gem Laboratories at 941-756-8787 or on the web at www.suncoastgemlab.com