Category: The Appraiser’s Notebook

The Game of Battleships

Everyone would say gemologist-appraisers, whether a society member or in a non-affiliated status, must avoid charging percentage-of-value-based fees. But within the appraisal world, the topic isn’t without its interesting exceptions.

Gemstone Cosmetics

They were trying to embellish their lovely lady humps. More than 40 camels were booted from a Saudi Arabian beauty pageant after getting administered Botox, hormones and other appearance enhancing techniques. This marks the biggest…

Circling the Drain

“The lay litigant enters a temple of mysteries whose ceremonies are dark, complex, and unfathomable. Pretrial procedures are the cabalistic rituals of the lawyers and judges who serve as priests and high priests. The layman…