Eileen Eichhorn, Certified Senior Member of NAJA recently attended the 51st ACE© It Annual Winter Conference of The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers in Tucson, Arizona February 3-4, 2019.
The Association, consisting of national and international members, is dedicated to the maintenance of professional standards, professional ethics and education in the field of jewelry appraising. All members must adhere to the professional Code of Ethics of the association and all appraisal assignments must be performed under the constraints of this Code and USPAP: Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
This year’s conference focused on several rare and exotic gemstones. Lectures were given on the State of the Jewelry Industry, Lighting for Gems, Alexandrites, Russian and Ethiopian Emeralds, Turquoise, and Diamonds. A presentation on the use of the Polariscope proved to be very helpful, too.
This year’s conference preceded the 65th Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. As a seasoned buyer, Eichhorn shopped for specific gems and jewelry for special client requests. The “show” actually consists of approximately 48 shows all over Tucson. In addition, she visited the prestigious Gubelin gemological on-site testing laboratory to confirm a client’s gemstone.
Eileen Eichhorn, a Graduate Gemologist, has been appraising jewelry for well over 40 years. She performs a variety of appraisals for individuals, the banking industry, attorneys and others. These assignments include but are not limited to insurance replacement, fair market value, donation, divorce, bankruptcy, collateral, comparison, verification, casualty loss, and qualitative reports.