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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Gems & Jewelry Appraiser and Appraisal & Valuation

Specialty Focus: Gemologist for analysis of sapphire, ruby, emerald, fancy color diamond, pearl, and jade in period jewelry. Crucial in determining country of origin of fine ruby and sapphire. Schooled in treatments for valuation of specific gem species. International network of notable peers. Multiple references.

Education: Graduate Gemologist In residence, Gemological Institute of America; Master Gemologist Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers; Accredited Senior Gemologist, Accredited Gemologists Association; Subject Matter Expert, Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

Years in Practice: 32


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Extensive experience analyzing colored gemstones, diamonds, fancy color diamonds, natural pearls, jade, and rare collectible gems. Trips domestic and international as subject matter expert. Senior Member American Society of Jewelry Historians. Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Extensive experience with permissive and non permissive maritime operations and land based mining environs. Proven liaison with foreign entities, cultures and their respective governments and environs. Internationally recognized and respected by many fellow gemologists with rare sapphire, ruby, natural pearls, and fancy diamonds in period jewelry.