About Me - Susan Schwartz GG
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About Me

I am an independent jewelry appraiser in Nashville. I began traveling to Middle Tennessee in 2003 to conduct appraisal clinics and immediately fell in love with the area. I moved to Franklin, TN and opened my office in January, 2005 where I see clients by appointment.

I have conducted appraisal clinics for Littman Jewelers, Zales, Whitehall Jewelers, Fred Meyer Jewelers, and other national retailers. I apprenticed under Teresa V. Torguson, G.G. of Accurate Gem Labs, Inc., Portland, Oregon for six years. Teresa’s detailed and comprehensive approach to appraising formed the basis for the model I use in my work. I completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP Course, 2012-2013; The Appraisal Foundation) in 2013 and the 2014-2015 update as I pursue additional education through the American Society of Appraisers. I have completed three of four core ASA courses: Introduction to Personal Property Valuation, Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Insurance Coverage(fantastic!), and Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Advanced Assignments: Development and Report Writing,, as well as other ASA appraisal classes.

I am truly independent; I do not sell or buy jewelry.

CREDENTIALS

1992 – Irene Mack Scholarship
Gemological Institute of America

 

1992 – Diamond Grading
Advanced Diamond Grading
Gemological Institute of America

 

1994 – Fine Jewelry Sales
Advanced Fine Jewelry Sales
Gemological Institute of America

 

1995 – Colored Stone Graduate
Gemological Institute of America

 

2001 – Diamonds Graduate
Gemological Institute of America

 

2001 – Graduate Gemologist
Gemological Institute of America

 

2010 – GIA Alumni Association, Middle TN Chapter Achievement Award

 

2013 – Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
The Appraisal Foundation

 

2013 – 2014 Candidate, American Society of Appraisers

2015 – Reasoning and Logic for Valuation Professionals,
American Society of Appraisers

 

2015 – GJ 209A: Recognizing Treated Gems and Origin Issues,
American Society of Appraisers

 

2015 – GJ 202: Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Insurance Coverage,
American Society of Appraisers

 

2015 – National USPAP Update Course for Personal Property Appraisers
The Appraisal Foundation

 

2016 – GJ 203: Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Advanced Assignments: Development and Report Writing
American Society of Appraisers

 

2016 – GJ 117 WEB: “Conquering Comps” in Appraising Diamonds
American Society of Appraisers

 

2016 – PP GJ 201: Introduction to Personal Property Valuation
American Society of Appraisers

 

2017 – National USPAP Update Course for Personal Property Appraisers
The Appraisal Foundation

 

2017 – GJ 209D: Gemological Boot Camp
American Society of Appraisers