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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 There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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