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|Credentials:||B.A. Vanderbilt University
Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America
|Associations:||Certified Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
Active Member of the GIA Alumni Association
About Jewelry Appraisals
I have been employed as a salesman, manager, buyer, designer and/or appraiser in the retail jewelry business since April 1981. I graduated from Columbia Military Academy in Columbia, Tennessee and Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in History and earned the Graduate Gemologist Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in 1997. My gemological training has been furthered by GIA-conducted advanced gemology classes including â€œDetecting Synthetic Diamondsâ€ and â€œPearl Grading.â€ Through continuing education, examination and peer review of my work, I have become a Certified Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. In March 2007 I completed classroom training and testing which earned the designation Certified Insurance Appraiserâ„¢ by the Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute; I am also currently serving as President of the Middle Tennessee chapter of the GIA Alumni Association. Since November 1999, I have worked full-time as an independent jewelry appraiser.