2017-2018 Lecture Series: Jewelry - On Demand
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March 5, 2018 | -
On Demand

Quality, Rarity & Demand:
The Art and Science of Appraising Jewelry

Speaker: Kevin Zavian,
Doyle Appraisers & Auctioneers

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Jewelry is one of the most dynamic categories in the international auction market, with auctions at all price ranges attracting a global audience of buyers. Each of these much-anticipated sales is preceded by months of meticulous examination and exhaustive research by highly-experienced professionals with up-to-date knowledge of current market trends. Similar to appraising other categories of personal property, appraising jewelry involves the application of certain criteria that affect value, including quality, condition, maker, provenance, rarity, age and market demand. 

Kevin Zavian, Senior Appraiser in the Jewelry Department at Doyle Appraisers & Auctioneers, will take participants through the entire process of establishing the value of jewelry, with examples at all levels of quality. He will also discuss the classic four Cs of diamonds, as well as issues concerning authenticity and certification, and provide insights into current market trends for natural pearls and high quality rubies, sapphires and emeralds

1.5 CE credits

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Kevin Zavian is a Senior Appraiser in the Jewelry Department at Doyle. 
His responsibilities include evaluating and cataloguing jewelry and fine watches, with a particular speciality in natural pearls and jade. He travels extensively across the nation advising individuals, families and fiduciaries on collections of jewelry and watches, and facilitates the process of bringing those collections to auction. Doyle offers approximately ten jewelry sales annually, with auctions in New York and Beverly Hills. 
Kevin Zavian is a third generation jeweler, following in the footsteps of his father, Berj and grandfather, Carney. He has “worked the bench” at the family shop since 1979. A master jeweler, he restores and repairs Ancient, Renaissance, Antique, Period and Contemporary jewelry and watches. Mr. Zavian received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Business from West Virginia University. He is a member of the Appraisers Association of America and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Kevin Zavian is a featured appraiser on the Antiques Roadshow, a WGBH production televised nationwide on the PBS network. 

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$20   General Admission

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Images courtesy of DOYLE:

Burma Ruby and Diamond Ring, Cartier
Approx. 6.29 carats
Formerly from the Collection of Alice Appleton Hay
Sold for $1,314,500

Pair of Art Deco Diamond and Carved Emerald and Ruby Tutti Frutti Pendant-Earclips, Cartier
Property of a Prominent Palm Beach Family
Sold for $185,000. A World Auction Record

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