CREDENTIALS

USPAP- Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice compliant

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

  • Graduate Gemologist, in residence, Santa Monica, CA, 1982-83

  • Certificates:  Diamonds; Colored Stones; Gem Identification; Hand Engraver; G.I.A., in residence, Santa Monica, CA, 1981;  Colored Stone Grading Courses

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

  • Master Gemologist Appraiser M.G.A.®

  • Senior Appraiser A.S.A.

  • 201:  Introduction to Personal Property Valuation,  1991

  • 202:  Personal Property Valuation, Methodology- Research and Analysis, 1994

  • GJ202:  Appraising Gems & Jewelry for Insurance Coverage, 2015

  • GJ209a: Diamond Grading Update, 2015

  • GJ210:  Master Gemologist Appraiser Exam, 2015

  • PG204-000 - Personal Property Valuation - The Legal and Regulatory Environment

Appraisers Association of America (AAA)

  • USPAP- Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, New York, NY 2010

    7 hour updates: 2017, 2019

International Society of Appraisers (ISA)

CAPP Program in Conjunction with University of Maryland University College

  •  Certificates:

  • 101:  Professional Appraisal Ethics and Business Practices, 1992

  • 102:  Personal Property Appraisal Terminology, Identification/ Authentication & Research Methodology, and Introduction to Report Writing, 1992

  • 103:  Appraising for Federal Tax Functions, Appraiser Responsibilities and Liabilities, and Intermediate Report Writing

  • 104:  Advanced Appraisal Theory and Report Writing, 1993

  • 105:  The Appraiser as Expert Witness and Trial Consultant, 1993

  • 301:  Expert Witness Advanced Appraisal, 1999

Undergraduate Education

  • University of North Dakota, Williston, N.D.    Business Management, Sales, 1980-82

 

Professional Organizations

 Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Alumni & Associates—Member

  • Michigan Chapter Past President, 1993-1995

  • Michigan Chapter Vice President, 1991-93, 2005-2008

  • Michigan Chapter Member-at-Large, 1989-91

  • Cabinet Member for Annual Campaign, 1996

Accredited Gemologists Association

  • International Secretary, 1998-2001            

  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)

  • International Society of Appraisers ISA accredited member, 1993-2008; 2014

Michigan Jewelers Association (MJA), Lansing, MI

  • Jewelers of America affiliate organization

  • Board Member, 1999-2003

National Association Jewelry Historians, New York

  • Member 2007-current

  • Seminars, Lectures & Continuing Education Workshops

  • Gemworld International- World of Gems Two-Day Conferences, Chicago, IL 2010, 2011, 2014, 2017

Antique & Period Jewelry Conferences, Director Joyce Jonas

  • Certificates awarded

  • University of Maine, 18th Annual, Bangor, ME, 1997

  • Rhode Island College, 19th Annual, Providence, RI, 1998

  • Hofstra University, 23nd Annual, Garden City, NY  2002

  • Tarrytown, NY 2012 & 2013

Accredited Gemologists Association

  • 2 day seminar, Tucson, AZ, 1994, 1995, 1996,

  • 1 day seminars, Tucson, AZ, 2001 to 2014 (every year)

Gemological Institute of America

  • Certificates awarded

  • Advanced Diamond Grading Lab, March 18, 2002

  • Colored Stone Grading Course for pre-1987 Graduate Gemologists

  • Update on Synthetics, 1993 & 1994

  • Advanced Diamond Clarity Grading, 1993 & 1994, 2003

  • Using the Spectroscope, 1993

  • Separating Sophisticated Synthetics & Heat Treated rubies, Sapphires & emeralds, 1996

  • Detecting Fracture filled and Synthetic Diamonds, 1996

  • Identifying Challenging Synthetics, 1996

  • Detecting Treated Emerald, Ruby & Sapphire, 1996

  • Grading Colored Stones Using GIA GemSet, 1994

International Society of Appraisers (ISA)- Great Lakes Chapter

  • Certificates awarded

  • Harnessing the Power of Estate Appraising, 2000

  • Harnessing the Power of Insurance Appraising, 1999

National Association Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)

  • Cincinnati, OH 2006 conference

  • San Diego, CA2006 conference

  • Atlanta, GA 2007 conference

  • Chicago, IL  2008 conference

GIA Manhattan Chapter meeting attendee 2012-2015

         

Lectures and Presentations

  • International Society of Appraisers (ISA) National Convention, Chicago, IL , 199

  • National Career Women’s Association, Plymouth, MI, 1998

  • Business Professional Women’s Association, Plymouth, MI, 1998

  • Michigan Jewelers Association (MJA), GL Jewelry Exposition, Livonia, 2000, 2001

  • Women's Garden Club, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 2000, “Estate Jewelry”

  • Libri Women’s Group, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, 2000. “Antique & Estate Jewelry”

  • Grosse Pointe Rotary, Noon Group, 2002 “Changes in the Global Auction Market

  • Grosse Pointe Woman’s Club, “Changes in the Global Auction Market,” 2002

  • Speaker for Rotary –Early morning group, Grosse Pointe, MI  2007

  • Women Jewelers Association (WJA) Midwest conference, Chicago, IL  2008

  • NAJA National Appraiser conference, Pittsburgh, PA  2013

Awards  

GIA-AA Gemological Institute of America Alumni & Associates

  • Regional  Member of the Year, 1994, Tucson, AZ

  • Regional Chapter of the Year, (while chapter president), 1994, Tucson, AZ

  • Benefactor’s Circle Award, presented in Las Vegas, NV, June 1996

Charity Auctions & Fundraisers     

  • Mercy High School, 1996-2019

  • Sacred Heart Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1997-1998

  • Plymouth Community Arts Council, Plymouth, MI, 1998

  • Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth, MI, 1996-1999

  • Canton Chamber of Commerce, Canton, MI, 1998-2000

  • Spiritus Sanctus, Ann Arbor, MI, 1997-2003

  • Grosse Pointe South High School, Mother’s Club Auction, 2000-2003

  • Parkinson’s Foundation, 2000

  • AIDs Benefit Auction, Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI, 2000-2004

  • American Red Cross, Rhapsody in Red Auction, 2003

  • Detroit Opthalmology, Eyes on Design, GM Tech Center, 2003

  • SOC Fundraiser Auction, Grosse Pointe, MI  2003-2004

  • Children’s Home of Detroit, 2004-2007

  • Frogs fur Friends, Auction 2006

  • Cardinals Gala, Ford Field, Detroit, MI, 2006

  • Jack’s Place-Auction for Autism, Ford Field, 2004, Palace of Auburn Hills, 2006

  • GIA- Alumni Association Auction- Tucson, AZ 2001-2019

  • Accredited Gemologists Association Auction, Tucson, 2019