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Instappraise Officially Enters the UK Market, Starts Off by Sponsoring 2024 NAJ Summit

UK and European jewelers and appraisers can now use Instappraise’s jewelry appraisal solution to streamline operations.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK, NY — Instappraise, the world’s leading digital solution for jewelry valuations and appraisals, announced its official launch in the UK market as a sponsor of the prestigious National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) Summit. The landmark event took place from June 22 to June 24, 2024, at the Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham. The NAJ Summit is a premier event that brings together all sectors of the jewelry industry from across the UK and beyond. It is a unique opportunity for members and supporters to share knowledge and experiences in a modern and accessible venue.

Instappraise is set to revolutionize the jewelry appraisal industry in the UK with its innovative platform, which streamlines the appraisal-creation process, offering unparalleled accuracy, efficiency, and convenience. By leveraging advanced technology, the company enables jewelrs and appraisers to create comprehensive and professional watch and jewelry valuations in minutes, significantly enhancing customer satisfaction and operational efficiency.

The NAJ Summit was an extended weekend event, featuring the Valuers’ Conference hosted by the Institute of Registered Valuers (IRV) and the Retail Jewellers’ Congress hosted by the JET Business Network. Centrally located in Birmingham, the NAJ Summit offers attendees modern amenities and state-of-the-art conference facilities. The Valuers’ Conference is a dynamic and engaging event that features a mix of rigorous business sessions and hands-on workshops. Designed to broaden the knowledge and expertise of all attendees, it included main presentations on Saturday and practical, lecture-based workshops and masterclasses on Sunday— ideal for anyone looking to stay at the forefront of the industry.

This year’s main presentations featured notable speakers such as Branko Deljanin, who delved into the “Historical Review of the Diamond Industry and Methods for Identifying Synthetic and Treated Diamonds,” sharing tools for lab grown diamond identification.” Dr. Maria Maclennan, known as the world’s first ‘Forensic Jeweler,’ discussed “Forensics: Jewelry, The Body, and Identity,” exploring the links between jewelry, identity, and the human body. Freelance conservator and restorer of jewelry Joanna Whalley presented “Valuing Conditions,” taking a closer look at deterioration, damage, and methods of repair and alteration, as well as the role of condition in valuation. Kerry Gregory offered a presentation titled “Gemological Minds: Gemstone Profiling to Catch the Offenders,” discussing how gemstone profiling techniques can enhance gemological practice. Gemologist and Gem-A Educator Charles Bexfield, provided an “Overview of the UK Gemstone Market,” analyzing pricing against economic and external factors, while comparing markets. Sarah Fergusson delved into “Valuing Time: Pricing Watches in a Changing Market,” discussing the rise of the watch category, and issues affecting the value of vintage watches. Dr. Thomas Hainschwang lectured on “Colored Diamonds: The Processes and Challenges of Color Origin Determination,” detailing the testing processes used to determine whether diamond colors are natural or treated.

In addition to these presentations, the Valuers’ Conference offered a range of hands-on workshops. Highlights included sessions on identifying natural and synthetic diamonds, understanding colored diamonds, gemstone profiling, and social media management for valuers. Hosted by the NAJ’s JET Business Network (JBN), the one-day Retail Jewellers’ Congress focused on delivering practical and valuable business insights for retail business owners and leaders. Attendees heard from various speakers on chosen topics and had the opportunity to develop relationships beyond their regional group and share knowledge firsthand.

A significant portion of NAJ Summit attendees are professional valuers committed to staying up to date with the latest information and technology to excel in their roles. Therefore, it was a natural fit for Instappraise to sponsor and support the event. Instappraise is dedicated to the education of valuers worldwide, recognizing the critical role they play in the jewelry and watch industries. By providing advanced tools and resources, Instappraise enhances the professional lives of appraisers, enabling them to produce highly accurate appraisals efficiently. This commitment to professional excellence aligns seamlessly with the objectives of the NAJ Summit, establishing Instappraise as a principal sponsor of the event.

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As part of the NAJ Summit, Instappraise demonstrated its groundbreaking platform to attendees, showcasing how it can transform the appraisal process for jewelers and appraisers in the UK. Attendees had the opportunity to experience live demonstrations, interact with the Instappraise team, and learn how the platform can enhance their business operations.

To be at the forefront of digital transformation in the jewelry appraisal industry, visit Instappraise online here, call 866-351-5566 or email info@instappraise.com. To learn more about the NAJ Summit, visit here.

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