A Gold Mine of Information
To quote Julia Child, “You’ll never know everything about anything, especially something you love.” Julia may have had a point, but your jewelry specialists at David Craig Jewelers work hard to stay up to date on the latest gem research, best practices, trends and technology-related
A few weeks ago, David spent time in Dallas at the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Conference where he picked up critical information on Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP). He heard about changes regarding synthetic gems and tax codes and learned how new regulations will affect appraisal reports. Only 3% of jewelry appraisers are USPAP-compliant. David is among this prestigious group!
Earlier this summer, David attended the sixth annual Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School (HBS). The program, developed by HBS, “focuses on new research and best practices to deliver practical value and actionable techniques.” This year’s program theme was “Innovation.” Only fifty participants are invited to attend each year, selected from the highest executive levels. David and colleagues participated in interactive lectures and group study to enhance the overall customer experience.
David was also among a select group of speakers at Seattle's American Gem Society Conclave in April, where he presented two intermediate level courses, one on appraising and another on the basics of Universal Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Compliance (USPS).
The Rest of the Team
David Craig Jeweler’s enthusiastic manager Paul Cohen, a certified gemologist appraiser himself, utilizes his extensive gemology background and skills each February to help organize seminars at the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) GemFair™ Tucson. This event is considered the world’s leading trade show for colored gemstones and cultured pearls. During the show, the AGTA hosts lectures covering a large number of new techniques and research.
And let’s not forget David and Paul’s team of certified jewelry professionals, Chae Mabry, Kathy Sanders and Jill Ann Jeuch, who are not only highly knowledgeable when it comes to fine jewelry but can use their honed artistic talents to help you pick out the perfect earrings, ring,
necklace or other lovely new accessory.
More About David
David is a certified “Triple CAPP” (Certified Appraiser of Personal Property), a prodigious student, frequent lecturer and member of numerous gemological and jewelry-rated associations. Interested in what a serious background in the jewelry industry looks like? Read more about David here.