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Steven A. Knight in the News

The revolutionary development of the Jewellery Judge system of appraisal, by Steven A. Knight, has received attention from major industry publications including:

1986 May, Canadian Insurance/Agent & Broker
1988, Jewelers Quarterly Magazine
1988 July, National Jeweler
1988 October, Jewelers' Circular Keystone

The Jewellery Judge Appraisal Program generated such interest in the insurance industry that Canadian Insurance/Agents & Broker magazine wrote a feature article about Steven A. Knight and The Jewellery Judge.

The Jewellery Judge was represented at the national convention of Canadian Insurance Agents and Broker in 1986 where more than 200 appraisals were performed.


Background

The Jewellery Judge was created in Canada in 1985 by Steven A. Knight.  Steven's "While You Watch" concept has been well received and is now in great demand by today's consumer.  His integrity, keen focus and efficiency have made Steven A. Knight well respected in the jewellery industry.  Mr. Knight is much sought-after as an independent, professional appraiser.

Steven A. Knight, GG, RMV, CJI-AAP Registered Master Valuer, Accredited Appraiser Registry Number 191298

 

History

The Jewellery Judge Appraisal System was conceived and developed by Mr. Steven A. Knight GG, RMV, CJI-AAP. After gaining experience in both the retail and manufacturing of the jewellery business, Steven set to work to improve the jewellery appraisal methods. Specifically, he sought ways to improve the accuracy and consistency of appraisals and to make it easier for new appraisers to price gemstones accurately and consistently, resulting in the creation of The Jewellery Judge Appraisal Program and System.

The Jewellery Judge Appraisal System has been designed to accommodate both jewellers and their customers. Each appraisal is computer assisted so that its accuracy is ensured. The Jewellery Judge's computer database is supported by more than a million diamond and coloured stone prices.

The Jewellery Judge Appraisal Program evolved through a considerable development process. Seven years were spent turning the concept into a workable system ready to be tested. Another three years were spent accumulating market research data. During this time, the Program was refined and more consumer products developed. The Jewellery Judge Appraisal Program has proven to be highly beneficial to both the appraiser and the consumer.

The Jewellery Judge was first trademarked in Canada , 1985. It is the accumulation of considerable experience gained by Steven A. Knight in the Retail appraisal business. This unique jewellery appraisal software design and concept of The Jewellery Judge are protected by the Supreme court of Canada.

Today the Trademark is registered to Steven A. Knight.

 
 
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