Welcome to The Jewellery Appraisers Society of New Zealand


The Jewellery Appraisers Society of New Zealand (JASNZ) was incorporated March 2001.
Jewellery Appraiser/Valuerss are an essential part
of the Jewellery industry within New Zealand.
These skilled people are responsible for appraising jewellery in order to place a monetary value
on a particular item for various Scope of
Work assignments and Markets.

The JASNZ is an organisation of fully Qualified and Specialists in Advanced Valuation and 
Gems and Jewellery Appraising/Valuation as Personalty Property valuers.

 A number of JASNZ members are also members of the Jewellers & Watchmakers of New Zealand Inc.
(JWNZ) The Jewellers and Watchmakers Assn of New Zealand - The Insurance Council of New Zealand
and the Insurance and Savings Onbudsman all recomend using only Fully Qualified Jewellery

The JASNZ promotes appraisal training as well as additional technical training. this enhances and maintains
the skills required by its members to be fully and
legally qualified in the practise speciality of Gems
and Jewellery and for other relevent personalty property

 JASNZ members qualifications include multi international Appraisal Science Diplomas
 from  the
(AiSociety)Appraisers International Society (USA) and
 The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) (USA)


AiSCV-AVS   -    Appraisers International Society Certified Valuer Diploma,
                                                      (Advanced Valuation Specialist)           

AiSCV-GJS  -      Appraisers International Society Certified Valuer Diploma, 
                                                       (Gems and Jewellery specialist)

AiS-Law  - Advanced and Regulated Assignments        
AiS-Tax  -  Multi-Jurisdictional Revenue Appraising   
AiS-TEW - Personalty Trial Expert Witness -Trial Consultant - Document Reviewer  

AiSV      - Appraisers International Society Valuer
AiV        - Appraisers International Society Accredited Valuer

Qualifications in Appraisal Science is sadly lacking in New Zealand and other countries and the JASNZ Society will
promote and educate those less informed who are practising with so called qualifications by association only and
ithout appraisal qualifications (by examination) to gain the KNOWLEDGE required to have the HONESTY and
INTEGRITY that is a basic fundemental EXPECTATION of the CLIENT communitity.

The following advisorary from the President of the (AiSociety™) Appraisers International Society (USA)
Mr Elly Rosen, AiSCV - AVS & GJS, AiSV., (AiSoc), G.G., F.G.A.

Valuation & Appraising needs Qualified "Valuers & Appraisers". Gemology has it's place in the broad "appraisal"
process, but
Valuation & Appraising has no substitute for Valuation & Appraisal Science studies.

Professional Gemmologists should not pass on an opportunity to learn why the answer to "valuation and appraisal"
professionalism which s rooted in "valuation" science rather than the incorrectly promulgated "

An online, "residence" and "self-study" option program, AiCertification™2014-15 advanced program of education,
testing, certification and referrals based on a comprehensive body of knowledge encompassing professional
and appraisal ethics, principles, procedures, methodology and reporting requirements is now
available for enrolment.

The most advanced program ever offered is now accessible, while being multi-jurisdictional for
application to all free  market economies, as well as multi-specialty for all personal property disciplines
and trades.
For folks who may be interested in these offerings of this AISociety's Complimentary
Webinars, more info is on the LinkedIn Events Page at -

Perhaps due to prior limited access, much of the gemmological community remains unaware of the simple reality
that to "value"
and/or "appraise" one needs "valuation and appraisal" education, testing and certification.
The notion that "gemmological" proficiency somehow translates to "valuation and appraisal" competency has
long since been
discredited by fundamental, proven valuation principles and appraisal reality.

JASNZ members all have Gemological and Diamond Grading qualifications - required for the Authentication
process for the purposes of Identification and/or Grading of Diamonds - Pearls and  coloured stones/Gems

A list of internationally recognised Gemological and Appraisal Cualifications include:-

(Ch,Sen,Mem) Charter Senior Member of the National Assn of the Jewellery Appraisers (NAJA) (USA)
(NGA) National Gem Appraiser of the National Assn of the Jewellery Appraisers (USA)
(NGJA) National Assn of the Jewellery Appraisers (USA)
(G.G) Graduate Gemologist (Gemological Institue of America)
(FGA) Gem-A Fellowship of Gemmological Assn of Great Britain
(FGAA) Australia, Fellowship of Gemmological Assn of Australia
(CSMJAS) Charter Senior Member Jewellery Appraisers Society (NZ)
(CMJAS) Charter Member Jewellery Appraisers Society (NZ)
(MJAS) Member Jewellery Appraisers Society (NZ)
(Dip.Dia. Tech) Diploma of Diamond Technology, Gemmological Association of Australia
Today the Fair Trading Act and associated Consumer Guarantees Legislation including other International
Juristictional commerical Laws which are now in place, and are being pursued and enforced by the various New Zealand authorities. It is worth noting that a Court in Kentucky in the USA has opined that an expert witness can only be qualified
by knowledge, skill, experience, training or education under Federal Rule of Evidence 702.
The JASNZ continues to be vigilant to maintain the integrity, standards, and education of the JASNZ
appraiser members

 The JASNZ have under-taken the responsibility to have its members educated and being

 involved at an international level with association of the (AiSociety™) (USA)

Membership is open to anyone who has an active interest in the field of appraising/valuation (specialties)included
in Personal Property) and who agree to abide by the 'Code of Ethics', 'Rules' and 'Objects' of the JASNZ.


Related Internet Sites:

Learning Gemmology and whats it all about


(AiSociety™) Appraisers International Society (USA)

Jewellers and Watchmakers of New Zealand Inc. (JWNZ)

Jewellers Association of Australia Limited

Gem-A (Gemmological Association of Great Britain)

Gemological Institute of America

General Enquiries:

Dennis Blacklaws
New Zealand
Phone; 021-223 6258

email: dennis.blacklaws@gemlink.co.nz