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Carole C. Richbourg, ASA, MGA

 

Email: bsncarole@gmail.com

Website: www.finejewelryappraiser.com
Contact Information:
342 State St Ste 3
Los Altos, CA 94022-2867
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1 (408) 219-1175


Appraiser Profile:

Carole C. Richbourg

 Achievements through course work and testing: 

Gemological Institute of America: 

  • Diamond Grading and Evaluation (certificate 1982)
  • Colored Stone and Gem Identification (certificate 1987)
  • Graduate Gemologist (diploma 1988)
  • Advanced Colored Stone Identification (certificate 2002) 

    American Society of Appraisers: 

  • Master Gemologist Appraiser® (2007)
  • PP/GJ201 Introduction to Personal Property Valuation (2003)
  • PP/GJ202 Personal Property Valuation Methodology-Research and Analysis (2003)
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 15 Hour Course (2004)
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice 7 Hour Update (2007)
  • PP/GJ205 Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Theory, Methods and Application (2006)
  • PP/GJ206 Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Techniques and Standards (2006)
  • Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Color-vision TestNormal range (2006)
  • HRR 4th Edition Colorvision 2006 within Normal range (2006)
  • GJ207 Advanced Narrative Report Writing (2012)
  • GJ209 Gemological Update and Connoisseurship(2012)
  • GJ210 Master Gemologist Appraiser Re-Accreditation Examination (2012)

    Gemmological Association of Great Britain:

  • Level Three Gemmology Course- 2009
  • Diploma Gemmology Course- 2011
  • Fellow, The Gemmological Association of Great Britain - 2011

    American Gem Society:

  • Registered Jeweler (1982)
  • Certified Gemologist (1988)
  • Certified Gemologist Appraiser (1989)

Memberships: 

  • Member :Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser: American Society of Appraisers
  • Senior Accredited Gemologist: Accredited Gemologists Association
  • Member: National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
  • Member: National Association of Jewelry Historians 

Additional: 

  • Accredited Gemological Laboratory #29: Accredited Gemologists Association
  • Instructor: ASA GJ202 Appraising Gems And Jewelry for Insurance Coverage
  • Published article: At Who’s Cost?: Jewellery Business Journal, Oct. 2015
  • Published article: Mastering the Method of Manufacture: Jewellery Business Journal, Feb. 2016
  • Published article: What’s in a Name?: Jewellery Business Journal, July 2016
  • Jewelry Fabrication Courses: Beginning through Intermediate, Revere Academy, S.F., CA
  • AGTA Advanced Ruby and Sapphire Seminar, Carlsbad, CA 2008
  • GJ209 Advanced Diamond Grading, Carlsbad, CA 2013
  • GJ203 Appraising Gems and Jewelry for Advanced Assignments 2016