An Introduction to the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, with Gail Brett Levine, President of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

Episode 52

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) was founded with the sole purpose of focusing on jewelry appraisal, and who should consider becoming a member.
  • How members can obtain certification in jewelry appraisal through NAJA’s course work.
  • Information on NAJA’s Annual Winter Conference (February 2020) and Mid-Year Conference (August 2020).
  • Why Gail believes having a graduate gemology degree is necessary to be a successful appraiser.

About National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

Founded in 1981, the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers is the largest international professional appraisal association exclusively devoted to the valuation and appraisals of gems and jewelry, watches, and the specialized needs of jewelry appraisers. The Association’s primary purpose is to make available the services of highly qualified independent and professional appraisers of gems and jewelry to the public. In addition, NAJA promotes the trademark and professional designations earned by members in order to ensure that they are among the best-informed appraisers in the industry.

About Gail Brett Levine

Gail Brett Levine is an independent personal property appraiser who has been in the jewelry trade for 30 years, specializing in insurance, estate, claims and donation appraisals of antique, estate and contemporary jewelry, precious metals, loose diamonds and colored stones and gem consulting. Gail began her jewelry career as President of the antique shop Presidential Antiques Co., Inc. based in Alexandria, VA, where she focused on antique, period and estate jewelry. She received her Graduate Gemologist in residence (New York) in 1980.

Gail is the Executive Director of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, a role she has served in for 15 years. She has also been the Secretary-Treasurer for the Manhattan Chapter of Gemological Institute of America’s Alumni Association since 1982.

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