Educational Background

About Us

  • Undergraduate studies at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; 1975-1979
  • Graduate Gemologist, earned in residence, at the Gemological Institute of America, in New York, NY. Certification dated, October 10, 1980.
  • Senior Member, ASA ; Master Gemologist Appraiser®, American Society of Appraisers. With ongoing educational reaccredittation.
  • Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, USPAP. April 15th – 16th, 2010 in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
  • Twentieth Century Period Jewelry, on September 20, 1987, at Drew University.
  • 9th Annual Course in Antique Jewelry & Gemstones, at The University of Maine, in Orono. Dr. Joseph Sataloff – Instructor, on July 5 – 8, 1988.
  • Colored Stone Grading at The Gemological Institute of America, New York, NY. On September 23, 1988.
  • Master Gemologist Appraiser® course, GJ206, in New York, NY. American Society of Appraisers, on June 1 – 4 , 1995.
  • Gemological Institute of America’s 3rd International Gemological Symposium, in San Diego, CA, on June 21 – 24, 1999.
  • Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Theory, Methods, and Application, GJ205, in Pittsburgh, PA, on July 26 – 29, 2001. American Society of Appraisers.
  • American Society of Appraisers International Appraisal Conference, in San Diego, CA, on August 26 – 28, 2002.
  • Advanced Gemology; Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, and “Hot Diamond Topics”, at The Gemological Institute of America, The Robert Mouawad Campus, in Carlsbad, CA, on August 28, 2002.
  • Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Standards and Techniques, New GJ206, at The American Gem Society, in Las Vegas, NV, on May 27 – 29, 2008. American Society of Appraisers advanced course, Master Gemologist Appraiser®.
  • Gems and Jewelry GJ205: Appraisal Theory, Methods, and Application, in Las Vegas, NV on June 4-7, 2012. American Society of Appraisers.