Expertise DescriptionI have more than 40 years experience in the field of Gemstones with expertise in testing and grading of many types of gemstones and jewelry. I have experience with laboratory testing and appraising diamonds, gemstones, coins collections, and currency. I have additional jeweler experience with gemstone cutting, recutting, and treatment services; jewelry appraisal, personal property valuation, jewelry design and brokering in the resale market. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes gem, jewelry, coin, and currency identification and valuation.
My consulting experience includes establishing a gemological training center, consultation regarding the establishment of a private institute of gemology, retail jewelry markets in ports of call and training of jewelry staff aboard cruise ship; appraisal of gem carvings, gemstones, and jewelry for non-profit organization; appraisal of mineral specimens for development corporation; and appraisal of gemstones and jewelry for private party.
My professional experience includes Establishing and Operating a laboratory and jewelry appraising firm with prior experience as an Importer of colored gemstones.
|Graduate||Gemologist||Gemological Institute of America|
|Accredited Senior Appraiser|
|American Society of Appraisers|
Awards & Affiliation
|American Numismatic Association|
|American Gem Trade Association|
|Diamond Club West Coast|
|International Colored Stone Association|
|Gemmological Association of Great Britain|
American Gem Trade Association
Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases