Jim has been awarded the following designations:
Graduate Gemologist (GG) - 1987
Accredited Appraiser (AA) - 1993
Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP) - 1996
Specialist Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (S-CAPP) - 1997
James G. Poag
Jim Jr. joined Poag's in 1986 after attending the Gemological Institute of America in California. He is a graduate gemologist, and took courses in goldsmithing, diamond setting and appraising.
Jim is a Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) specializing in Gems and Jewellery. He holds a double certification, one in Gemstones and Jewellery, the other in Antique and Period Jewellery. He is also the Past Chair of the ISA Education Committee, having previously served as Vice Chair of this committee for two years. Jim has also served ISA on the Membership, Public Relations and Ethics Committees; and has been active in developing new contacts and sources of information for the ISA Gems and Jewellery Division.
Jim is ISA's lead instructor for the Canadian version of the ISA courses in appraisal studies. He was also past co-chair of the task force responsible for converting the award winning ISA Core Courses into the Distance Education Core Course in Appraisal Studies.
Among his many achievements, Jim was awarded the highly coveted Accredited Appraiser Seal (AA) upon successfully completing the required examination; this is the highest level of achievement offered through the Canadian Jewellers Institute.
In 1999, Jim was twice awarded the Distinguished Service Award at the Annual ISA Conference on Appraising in San Diego, CA for the many, many contributions he has made to the ISA through his activities in the field of education as well as in the professional business community, and in 2000 received the Member of the Year Award.
James O. Poag Jewellers: Graduate Gemologist, Appraiser, Goldsmith, Designer and Sales
Certified Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA) specializing in Gems and Jewellery, and Antique and Period Jewellery
Member of the ISA Canadian Core Course rewrite team
Past Chair of ISA Education Committee
Past ISA Canadian and USA Core Course Instructor
Past Co-Chair of the ISA Distance Education Committee
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