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The Jewelry Appraisal and Gemological Institute Now Offering Services to Jewelry Retailers and Manufacturers

Lab expands to provide professional grading reports, appraisals, and education to the entire jewelry and pawnbroker industries.




(PRESS RELEASE) The Jewelry Appraisal and Gemological Institute (JAGi) has announced an expansion of their services to the entire retail jewelry industry. The JAGi CardCert report offers an independent, third-party diamond grade and appraisal that is critical for jewelry stores seeking to sell both inside their physical locations, and to customers online.

Jewelers frequently find themselves with valuable jewelry, diamonds, and gemstones, but lack the tools to properly appraise, value, and certify their authenticity. This often results in jewelry items and gemstones being sold at a fraction of their real value. Founded over 3 years ago by industry-leading Graduate Gemologist Moris Adato and renowned diamond and jewelry business consultant Jim Littman, the lab was started in response to the need for a professional grading and appraisal entity serving the pawnbroker industry, and has since grown into a nationwide organization.

Since its inception, JAGi has quickly established a solid reputation, with all grading and appraisals performed by GIA graduate gemologists who adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. Their copyrighted CardCert offers verified critical grading certificates, appraisal, and pictures for jewelry and mounted gemstones. With marginal fees beginning at $24.95, CardCert offers a great value to retailers who need a verifiable, accurate, and easy-to-use credit card size report.
Along with jewelry gemstone, diamond appraisals and certificates, JAGi has a menu of other services that includes parcel sorting, cleaning, repair, diamond recut analysis, and polishing, along with a Rolex certification service.

“JAGi is responding to an important need from the pawnbroker for an ethical authority that enables them to achieve maximum value and increased profits from all jewelry, diamond, and gemstone sales of their inventory,” said chief executive officer Moris Adato. “We are bringing our wide range of experience with grading and appraising diamonds and jewelry to the retailers who need an accurate, value-priced certificate.

JAGi’s services have provided a substantial impact for the businesses taking advantage of their many offerings, “JAGi’s services have provided a substantial impact for the businesses taking advantage of their many offerings”, a sentiment echoed by Stephen Foster, owner of Fresno Coin and Jewelry in Fresno, California. “JAGi has improved my jewelry business and made it an important profit center,” says Foster. “Before JAGi, I would sell my jewelry for less than market value, not achieving its true profit potential,” he continued. “With JAGi’s appraisal cards, I can sell jewelry with confidence, knowing they are backed by a lab certifying their authenticity and value.”




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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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