The AIJV is dedicated to the professional growth of independent appraisers and related colleagues. It is a portal to a new space where participants thrive professionally, as well as contribute to the growth of their fellow valuers through the exchange of ideas, information, knowledge, and practical experiences. AIJV is committed to fostering the highest standards of proficiency and service.
The AIJV was founded by Adrian S. Smith, FGA, FJVA in 2010 and has quickly become an international organization advocating for transparency in the independent jewelry valuation practice. Today, it is directed by Çiğdem Lüle, PhD, FGA, GIA GG, DGA.
AIJV MEMBER OR AIJV SUPPORTER?
Words have meaning. AIJV membership is reserved for independent, accredited valuers and appraisers not directly engaged in the buying or selling of jewelry. While appraisers that are employed in the trade or provide brokering and commission based referral services are encouraged to join, they will be noted as AIJV supporters.
AIJV MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
An AIJV member is an individual, not a company, holding the following criteria;
1- Their practice is autonomous, i.e. not owned by an Insurance Company or Agency, Loss Adjuster, jeweler, or any other industry-related agency or business.
2- Independent in business practice, i.e. do not buy, sell or broker any products of the type that you appraise.
3- Has earned an internationally recognized gemological credential.
4- Maintains membership in one of more of the recognized appraisal/valuation association OR has completed education in appraisal/valuation science.
Benefits of AIJV Membership
Annual membership fee is $75 .
Trade and corporate appraisers interested in the benefits of AIJV participation are invited to join as an AIJV Supporter.
AIJV SUPPORTER REQUIREMENTS
An AIJV supporter is an individual, holding the following criteria;
1- Holds an internationally recognized gemological credential.
2- Is a member of a respected appraisal/valuation association OR holds qualifications in appraisal/valuation science.
3-Holds the requisite gemological credential and is currently mentored as a trade or corporate appraiser under the supervision of a qualified appraiser.
Benefits for AIJV Supporters
Annual Supporter subscription is $125.