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ISG Selects Instappraise as the Preferred Software Solution for Jewelry Appraisers

Instappraise will provide a FREE, one-year subscription to all current and future ISG RGA graduates.




(PRESS RELEASE) CALGARY, ALBERTA — Instappraise, developer of the cutting-edge and time-saving professional jewelry appraisal creation and management solution, announces a new collaboration with the International School of Gemology (ISG). Through this partnership, the premier gemological education organization now officially recognizes and recommends as the appraisal platform of choice to all ISG Registered Gemologist Appraiser students and graduates.

Established in the 1990’s under a different name, the ISG became an independent and virtual gemology school in 2004 with the goals of serving more students quality educational content. For the Registered Gemologist Appraiser program, the ISG now offers a complete, eight-course curriculum of gemology and jewelry appraisal, including a full gemological lab and reference gemstones.

The 8-course program for upcoming jewelry appraisers covers the following topics:

  • ISG101 – Diamonds (14 lessons)
  • ISG102 – Colored Gemstones (17 lessons)
  • ISG103 – Gemology Tools and Techniques (16 lessons)
  • ISG104 – Created and Treated Gemstones (14 lessons)
  • ISG105 – Introduction to Watches (6 lessons)
  • ISG106 – Pearls (9 lessons)
  • ISG107 – Personal Property Appraisal (16 lessons)
  • ISG108 – Evaluating Damaged Jewelry (8 lessons)

The program is the finest distance education package available for those seeking careers in gemology and/or jewelry appraisal. Instappraise’s core values of innovation, integrity, quality, and accessibility align perfectly with the ISG’s values.

Robert James FGA, GG, president of the International School of Gemology stated: “As a licensed Property and Casualty Insurance Adjuster and President of the International School of Gemology, I am keenly aware of the need for a high-quality jewelry appraisal software solutions to support the accuracy and efficiency of jewelry appraisers. I found the platform uniquely qualified to meet the needs of both the jewelry appraiser and the insurance professionals who utilize those appraisals. For that reason, I incorporated Instappraise into our Registered Gemologist Appraiser education program at the ISG.”

To celebrate this new collaboration, Instappraise will now provide a FREE, one-year subscription to all current and future ISG RGA graduates, helping to encourage entrepreneurship and new business initiatives in the jewelry appraisal industry. Instappraise invites all current and future ISG RGA graduates to claim their free software subscription here and calling the Instappraise team 1-866-351-5566 for their one-on-one demo and on-boarding session.




When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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