(HERNDON, Vir.) – ASA spotlighted appraisal as a recession-proof solution for jewelry retailers in a recent article that explained how 2023 is shaping up to be a pivotal year and why many are adding the service to protect against economic headwinds and a potential downturn.
Authored by Warren H. Morss, GIA GG, ASA, MGA®, chair of the Society’s Gems & Jewelry Discipline Committee, the piece shared valuable insight into current and forecasted economic concerns; benefits of adding appraisal services; key components to an opinion of value; and competitive advantages of partnering with a professional organization.
The article also spoke to critical differentials when considering appraisal related education, accreditation and membership opportunities, how not all professional organizations are the same, and the importance of reviewing and understanding the values and requirements to those seeking to align oneself with.
ASA CEO Johnnie White echoed the benefits outlined by Morss of adding appraisal services noting that, “ASA has a rich, longstanding history and reputation for being the gold standard when it comes to educating, accrediting and supporting the needs of professionals, like retail jewelers, seeking to learn more and enter the profession.”
A brief explanation of ASA’s education, accreditation and grant programs was also provided, as well as a notice about registration being open for the Society’s introductory virtual course, Fundamentals of Jewelry Appraisal, an excellent primer into the profession, scheduled for February 15, 2023.
The article closed by providing contact information for individuals seeking to become an appraiser or searching to hire one.
The complete article may be viewed here.