The First JVA Conference with a 20:20 Vision ~ Loughborough 2020
The JVA Registered Valuer® Conference ~ Online!
The inaugural JVA Conference for Jewellery and Watch Valuers is to be held as a VIRTUAL event and LIVE streamed right to your office, study or even your living room! It is open to JVA Registered Valuers®, jewellery and watch valuers, students and all within the jewellery industry.
The JVA is the leading independent association for professional valuers providing the most current and effective training for its members, students and those wishing to pursue this fascinating, yet challenging profession.
Whilst it is clearly disappointing that the original event is unable to go ahead as planned - it was always going to be subject to external factors - we are absolutely sure that 'Plan B' certainly will not disappoint! With the support from all our wonderful sponsors and speakers, this incredibly diverse event, in its Covid SAFE format, provides the opportunity to hear world class speakers deliver informative, educational and fascinating talks that will not only help you continue your growth and development as a professional valuer but also enhance your knowledge in all areas of the jewellery industry.
All of our programmed main presentations will be live streamed over two days. Please email email@example.com to register your interest and join this wonderful event.
JVA Registered Valuer® Conference ~ Online!
Saturday 3rd October 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sunday 4th October 10.00am – 4.30pm
Introducing our sponsors ........
Celsteel is a third generation diamond dealing company, established in 1952 and run as family concern ever since. We are able to supply diamonds from tiny 0.7mm diamonds up to large GIA certificated stones. As a family company we offer all our customers that personal touch that only a family company like ours can.
QL2 is an appraisal software program that runs in your browser and implements the latest, and best, technology continuing to streamline the production of jewelry appraisals for the discriminating jeweler and independent appraiser.
Connoisseurs, known for its product innovation, has transformed the jewellery care industry with products such as the Jewellery Beauty Wipes and the Diamond Dazzle Stik®, the most successful product launched in the company’s history. A sleek, cosmetic-like pen which makes it easy to clean diamonds and precious gemstone jewellery on the move, it is compact and portable. Twist, Brush and Dazzle!
The Academy of Valuers
The Academy of Valuers is a learned society for the study and advancement of knowledge in gemstones, jewellery, silver and other precious metals, horological items and matters pertinent to the assessment, appraisal and valuation of such items.
Bentley & Skinner’s bespoke service offers you the possibility of creating your own jewellery to celebrate the most memorable occasions in your life. We have a team of highly qualified specialists who can help you design your own unique engagement ring or fashion a personalised gift for your loved one.
Established almost 40 years ago, Bruce Stevenson is the largest Independent Insurance Broker in Scotland, providing specialist products and services to both commercial and private clients across the UK. As a business, we are proud to have a retention rate in excess of 95%, which is testament to the focus we place on our customers.
Founded in Birmingham in 1876, Fellows are a family-run firm of auctioneers and valuers. We hold more than 100 sales a year with specialist watch and jewellery auctions becoming increasingly popular. In 2018, we were delighted to be named the leading UK regional auctioneer by the Antiques Trade Gazette.
Come with us on a journey following the career experiences of insurance expert Annmarie Camp, learn how to decipher mysterious clues with Forensic Jewellery expert Dr. Maria Maclennan, submerse yourself in a world of important women jewellery collectors with Clare Blatherwick, and much, much more!!
Whether you want to know more about valuing as a career, just beginning your valuing journey or an experienced valuer, the JVA conference is THE conference for you! To find out more about our exciting conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
JVA Registered Valuer® Conference ~ Online!
Saturday 3rd October & Sunday 4th October 2020
Annmarie Camp - Chubb Europe
Career Experiences: A Valuable Collection
Kerry Gregory - Gemmology Rocks
The Price and Value of Expertise
Anu Dippal Manchanda MSc - GIA London
History and Value Factors of Pearls
Kym Hughes - Symmetry Valuations
Valuation of Coloured Diamonds for Trade & Consumers
Dr. Maria Maclennan - Edinburgh University
Jewellery Detectives: The Potential of Jewellery & Gems as an aid to Forensic Investigations
Clare Blatherwick FGA DGA
The Fascination of Jewellery - Important Women Collectors
Dr. Çiğdem Lüle - Kybele LLC
Is Gemology a Science?
Sarah Caldwell Steele - Ebor Jetworks
Jet; Is it all Just ‘Smoke and Mirrors’?
Richard Drucker - Gemworld International
What’s Impacting Diamond & Gem Values Today?
Rui Galopim de Carvalho
The vast, complex and wonderful pearl world
Stephen Whittaker - Fellows Auctioneers
Going, Going, Gone
Charles Evans – Gem-A London
150 years of Diamonds. Kimberley’s Remarkable Story
Darren Sherwood – Sherwood Jewellery
The Bespoke Approach through the eyes of Darren Sherwood
Charlie Bexfield – Charles Bexfield FGA DGA EG
The History of Hallmarking
JVA Registered Valuer® Conference Hands..On!
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th March 2021
Save the date! As long as it is safe to do so and the guidelines allow, we look forward to welcoming you all back to Loughborough University for our hands-on workshops.
T.H. March - Insurance Surgery 1-2-1
Shirley Mitchell & Tim Bicknell - Welcome to Valuing Sessions 1, 2 & 3
Alan Wetherall - Intermediate Valuing
Peter Buckie & Barbara Leal - ‘AAAA’ ~ Apposite Advice for Advanced Appraisers
Charlie Bexfield - Fakes & Forgeries in Antique Silver
Rosamond Clayton - Jadeite Jade: Classification & Value
Chris Simpson - GuildPro Valuation Software
Sarah Caldwell Steele - Jet & its wonderful simulants: quick & easy identification hacks
Kerry Gregory - Rule your Refractometer
Michael Inkpen - Quantum Leap 2 Appraisal/Valuation Software
Graham Price & Karra Ellison - Old Cut Diamonds
Jason Williams & Shirley Mitchell - Coloured Gemstones - Assessing Colour & Value Factors
Charlie Bexfield - The History of Hallmarking
Andrew Fellows - Synthetic Diamonds - From creation through to identification, learn what you need to know about synthetic diamonds
Steve Carson - The Brave and The Bold - A revolution in form and function with Early 20th Century Visionaries of Jewellery Design
Michael Inkpen - Photography for Valuers
Geoff Whitefield - A Practical Guide to Watch Valuations
Heather McPherson - When is a diamond not a diamond? When it’s a lozenge!
Adrian Hailwood - Fakes & Frankens - You don't know what you don’t know - taking a look at the complexities of watch valuations
Tim Bicknell & Shirley Mitchell - Using Price Guides ~ The GemGuide & Rapaport