Expertise DescriptionI have 65 years experience in Gemology and Appraisal issues. My areas of expertise as a Jeweler include: jewelry, jewelry appraisal, gems, gemstones, carvings, minerals, antiques, watches and clocks. I have more than 50 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My consulting services: Forensic Appraiser for jewelry, gemstones, carvings, minerals, antiques, watches, clocks, coins, coins and related articles; Business, security, and inventory analyst; Taught appraisal procedures, techniques, application, and interpretation of fair market value, evaluation theory, market research, methodology, report writing.
In addition to having testified in many cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, I was under contract with the IRS for seven years, traveling from one district to another for the purpose of determining if any of the donations were overinflated. I have performed appraisals on a few of the world's most notable diamonds and was instrumental in satisfying a lawsuit involving two companies of considerable importance. I have published a few editions of my third book. I have certified over 700 appraisers in the U.S. and Canada.
Awards & Affiliation
|International Society of Appraisers|
|Special Award – most outstanding contribution|
|Robert M. Shipley Award – Most Outstanding Contribution to the Appraisal Profession|
American Gem Society
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases