Karen Howard

Karen Howard is the principal of KC Appraisals, an AIJV member in Guelph, Canada. Karen has been a tutor for the Canadian Gemmological Association since 1990 and a past member of their Board of Directors. Karen's own Blog can be found here: https://karensappraising.wordpress.com/ Karen Howard est le manager de KC évaluations et membre de l'AIJV à Guelph au Canada. Elle enseigne pour l'Association canadienne de gemmologie depuis 1990 et est ancien membre de leur conseil d'administration. Son Blog se trouve ici: https://karensappraising.wordpress.com/

Jun 102015
 
Un aveugle guidant un autre aveugle ?

Un aveugle guidant un autre aveugle ?

Il y a de plus en plus d’annonces pour des expertises de bijoux en ligne, dans de nombreux pays et une quantité croissante d’entreprises qui offrent ce service. Ces sites sont trouvés par les consommateurs qui surfent sur le Web à la recherche d’un expert en bijoux. Ces sites représentent-ils une bonne option pour le consommateur? Je ne le pense pas. Même si je peux comprendre qu’une certaine commodité et son faible coût annoncé puissent être attrayants, il est important que le public comprenne les risques qu’il encourt en utilisant un service d’expertise dont, en fait, les réalisateurs auront jamais entre leurs mains les articles concernés.
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May 232015
 
The blind leading the blind?

The blind leading the blind?

There are more and more adverts for on-line jewellery appraising popping up in most countries and an every increasing amount of businesses offering this service. These websites are being found  by consumers who surf the web searching for a Jewellery Appraiser.  Are these places a good option for the consumer? I do not believe that they are.  Whilst I can appreciate that the perceived convenience and low cost can be attractive, it is important that the public understand the risks that they are running in using an appraisal service that has not actually examined the item being appraised.

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Oct 312012
 

This biannual conference is hosted by Richard Drucker and his associates at Gemworld International and was attended by delegates from eight countries.  Among the attendees were AIJV members from Canada, Scotland and the USA.

The weekend started on the Friday night with a “Meet and Greet” at the Hotel’s Private Dining Room. It was a time to renew old acquaintances and meet new people. Conversation flowed.

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