Welcome to the Graduate Support Programs Page for the Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal. Here you will find an expanding list of support programs for our Registered Gemologist Appraisers and Registered Gemologists to help you build and maintain your successful business operations. Please check out the list of support programs below, including our new direct mail outreach that starts September 1, 2019. It is our purpose to help you be the most successful gemologist appraisers possible in the world gemstone markets. We welcome your feedback, suggestions or comments at any time. It is how we learn the ways we can help you better. Thank you for being a part of the Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal.

Robert James FGA, GG
President, Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal Inc.
Property and Casualty Adjuster, Texas Department of Insurance License #1300433

Insurance Company List:

Here is a partial company list of the insurance agents, underwriters and adjusters we will contact on your behalf with introduction and recommendation of your services as an IIJA Registered Gemologist Appraiser or Registered Gemologist:


Blue Cross-Blue Shield 

Farmers Insurance 

Farm Bureau Ins 


Independent Agents 

Liberty Mutual 

Safeco Metlife 

Nationwide Ins 


State Farm

Shelter Ins

 American Family


IIJA Graduate Support Programs

Our Graduate Support begins with our IIJA Registry of Appraisers and Gemologists that is presented through our JewelryAdjuster.com insurance adjusting website, and provided to the world wide insurance industry. The IIJA is actively involved in the insurance industry and we utilze that standing to support and promote our graduates to the industry. Here is a link to the IIJA Registry of Appraisers and Gemologist.

IIJA Press Release to Your Local Media

The IIJA office has formulated an Official Press Release for our graduates when they complete the IIJA Registered Gemologist Appraiser or Registered Gemologist programs. We will send these press releases via email or US Postal Service mail to the media contact list in your area that you provide.

There is no charge for this press release support service, however each student must supply the full contact and mailing list they wish to receive the IIJA Official Press Release. Please allow 5 days for the press release to be submitted. 

Please use the Contact Us form here on the IIJA website to submit your request and attach your list of contacts via Microsoft Word document, only.

IIJA Direct Mail Insurance Industry Outreach

The IIJA will use out insurance industry connections to send a direct mail outreach to all insurance agents, adjuster and insurance attorney’s within a 10 mile reach of your office. This is a mailed letter of introduction and support of your gemology and appraisal services to the insurance and legal industry around you to let them know about your services. Once completed, we will send you the contact mailing list so you can follow up with your own mailing, and go out and visit these professional offices to let them know more about your service.

The minimum base fee is $195.00 that includes the mailing list, letter of introduction from the IIJA, and all mailing costs from the IIJA office. Final cost depends on how many insurance offices you want to reach. We will provide a firm cost before completing the outreach. Fee includes getting your own copy of the direct mail list after the mailing is complete.

Please use the Contact Us form here on the IIJA website to get information. 

IIJA Registered Gemologist Appraiser Official Appraisal Document Seal

The IIJA Registered Gemologist Appraiser seal is the official seal of our graduates to let insurance agents, underwriters, and adjusters know they are dealing with an IIJA trained professional. The IIJA seal is available only to those holding the RGA Diploma, and who maintain their 2 year re-certification program. To order, click the image at left.

Price: US$70.00.  

IIJA Student and Graduate Professional Logos

For 2019 we have redesigned the IIJA logo to better demonstrate our look to a bright and successful future for all of our students and graduates. We urge all IIJA Graduates and Students to place the IIJA logo on your website or documents to show your commitment to ethics in the gemstone industry. Click the icon link at left to visit the IIJA Logo page and download your copy. If you need help with resizing or other formats we are happy to help. 

There is no fee for help with any format or size issues for your website or document. Just let us know how we can help.

IIJA Scholarship to Diamond Council of America Courses

The Diamond Council of America courses are now available to all IIJA Students and Graduates, this includes all active and graduate students in either the RGA, RG or Individual Course programs. The IIJA has worked very hard to bring this important jewelry industry sales training to our IIJA Community through our ongoing friendship and support of the DCA.

DCA courses are normally $125.00 but with the IIJA subsidy for your courses, your price is only $100.00 with the IIJA providing a $25.00 scholarship to all ISG students and graduates who take the DCA courses.

Membership in National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

The IIJA works closely with the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and strongly recommends that all RGA and RG Graduates join the NAJA. The NAJA provides ongoing education and support that is unique in the world jewelry appraisal industry. Their program provides expanded professional training giving the appraiser the ability to increase their professional knowledge and standing in the industry.

The IIJA will provide a letter of recommendation to our RGA and RG Graduates to help you become a member of this prestigious organization.

Gemological Lab Testing and Support

The IIJA continues to offer our students and graduates the finest level of gemological lab testing and support. We maintain our Enwave Raman, MDM UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer, and a variety of other lab tools to help support your gemological lab in your office. Plus, with our history in gem research, we have connections to get XRF, LA-ICP-MS, SEM and other advanced testing done by independent scientific labs to support you whether you are performing appraisals or serving as expert witness in major llitigations. We support you to help you be more successful.