The Gold Certificate is the most complete expertise and includes, in addition to the information contained in the Silver Certificate, a qualitative evaluation of the Ibeji, based upon the carving and patina characteristics and other positive or negative elements.
It quantifies in this way the actual market value of your Ibeji according to the evaluation method created by Fausto Polo and described in full details in “The Encyclopedia of the Ibeji”. The Gold Expertise contains the following information:
- The photo of the Ibeji
- The height
- The place of origin
- The degree of rarity
- The carver or workshop, if known
- The “Catalogue of the Ibeji” or “ Encyclopedia of the Ibeji” file number
- The evaluation of the quality of patina and carving
- Positive and negative elements
COST OF THE GOLD EXPERTISE
The cost of the Gold Expertise is 200 USD for each single Ibeji and 250 USD for a pair. This cost included the shipping and insurance cost to send back the Ibeji and the certificate. In case of more than one expertise the cost will be reduced.
We will not ask for any payment for the statuette submitted if the expert will not sign the expertise for any reason, such as the authenticity of the patina or the actual tribal use.
In these cases the owner will have to pay only the cost to ship back the statuette.
Method of payment accepted are Paypal, credit card, wire transfer or personal check.