Ms Brossmer’s extensive knowledge-base and vast experience in appraising jewelry is ideally suited for speaking engagements and teaching assignments. She’s a sought-after lecturer and instructor for various groups.
In 2016, she participated in an inaugural presentation of ASA-GJ216, a comprehensive appraisal training program. Presented some years earlier in Beijing and Shanghai, Ms Brossmer and a colleague Mary Reich, ASA, updated and re-developed the course with the vision of presenting it internationally over the next several years. Co-hosted by Shanghai BETTER Jewelry Institute, the students from all over China are mainly jewelry professionals.
The syllabus is covered over a 10-day period. Successful completion of the course fulfills the requirement for appraisal training through International accreditation from ASA. There are other requirements for accreditation but GJ216 takes care of the appraisal education part.
The long-term goals include returning to teach 3 or 4 more times and then to train instructors so they can teach the course going forward. Also in development are an abbreviated version of the class for other international gemological institutes interested in offering appraisal training but not necessarily interested in ASA accreditation.
She is currently in negotiations with gemological schools in several countries.