AIJV Admin

Administrator for the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers. A UK-based non-profit international association dedicated to professional Jewellery Valuers / Appraisers who are totally independent according to the AIJV's strict criteria.

Jul 012012
 

 

We at the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers pride ourself on our non-insular approach to the way we do things. Yes, we support our members to the hilt but we also support the concept of “independence” in general with regard to jewellery appraisal.

The AIJV is delighted, for the second year, to throw open this award to ALL independent jewellery appraisers worldwide, whether they are AIJV members or not.

Below is an outline of the Award, how to nominate and the timeline of events.

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Jan 212012
 

Gemworld InternationalAIJV members, Gemworld International are laying on three important corundum classes in the UK in May 2012.

The pricing of ruby and sapphire, their  treatments and importantly, the assessment of these factors, are crucial knowledge for the Professional Jewellery Valuer and Gemmologist.

Below is an outline of the course, the venues (Perth, Birmingham and London), the instructors and the costings.

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Apr 102011
 

We at the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers pride ourself on our non-insular approach to the way we do things. Yes, we support our members to the hilt but we also support the concept of “independence” in general with regard to jewellery appraisal.
With this in mind, the AIJV is excited to announce a new international award, open to ALL independent jewellery appraisers, whether they are AIJV members or not.

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you … <cue drum-roll>… the AIJV Website of the Year Award 2011 🙂 Continue reading »

Mar 012011
 

We have all seen the destruction that has occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand at the hands of a devastating earthquake and AIJV is relieved to learn that our Kiwi members were not caught up in this disaster.

However, one of our UK members has family in Christchurch and whilst they are alive, they are in a bad way – no water, no working sewer and four children to look out for. But even they are lucky compared to some who have lost everything, in some cases, even losing their loved ones … forever. Continue reading »

Jan 182011
 

Every now and then one comes across a quote by someone that continues to ring in one’s head long after hearing it.

Here is a lovely quote that we came across the other day from Paul Nilsson of Gemlab in New Zealand.

“As I see it, jewellery valuation documents are a window through which Insurance Companies, Lawyers, Jewellery Owners and others outside the Jewellery Trade look in, and as such it is crucial for the good of the trade and the standing of Valuers, that the window has a sound frame and clear transparent glass. The AIJV is set on getting the repair tools and the squeegees out.”

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves Paul, Thank you.