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aiglabs.com Curriculum Vitae

June 01, 2014  

CURRICULUM VITAE
                                                     
 
American International Gemologists; aiglabs.com  
Gem & Jewelry Appraisers
2715 Edgeview Ct.                                                                                        Newbury Park CA. 91320

Phone  805.499.3012
Fax      805.375.6560

Website  http://www.aiglabs.com
Email      info@aiglabs.com   



Experience Examples

1991 AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA: Including Consumers,   Insurance Co’s, Allstate, Chubb, Farmers, Jewelers Mutual, Nationwide, State Farm, USAA and Retail clients, Best Products, Kay Jewelers, Merksamer, Service Merchandise, Macy’s, Samuels, and Zales Jewelers

1993 AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA: Including Consumers, Insurance Co’s, Allstate, Chubb, Farmers, Jewelers Mutual, Nationwide, State Farm, USAA and Retail clients, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Best Products, Gordon’s, Kay Jewelers, Merksamer, Service Merchandise, Macy’s, Robbins BrothersSamuels, & Zales.

1994 Northridge Earthquake Insurance Claims (Total Claim Value $5,000,000+) for jewelry and sterling silver flatware, AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout California, and in ten (USA) states, for consumer’s, and Retail clients, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Best Products, Gordon’s, Kay Jewelers, Merksamer, Service Merchandise, Robbins Brothers, Samuels, & Zales.

1995 Additional Northridge Earthquake Insurance Claims (Total Claim Value $1,000,000+) for jewelry and sterling silver flatware, AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the U.S.A. & Mexico, for consumer’s, & Retail clients, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Best Products, Fred Meyer, Gordon’s, Kay Jewelers, Macy’s, Service Merchandise, Robbins Brothers, Samuels, & Zale’s.

1996 U.S.A. Agency For International Development: A joint venture with The African- American Institute; under contract to Partners for International Education and Training.  Gemological Consultant & Host. AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA, including Consumers, Insurance Co’s, and Retail clients.

1999 AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA; including Alaska, & Hawaii, Retail clients, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Fred Meyer, Gordon’s, Kay Jewelers, Robbins Brothers, Samuels, & Zale’s. 

2001 AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA; including Alaska, & Hawaii, plus Mexico, and Retail clients, Bailey Banks & Biddle, Fred Meyer, Gordon’s, Kay Jewelers, Robbins Brothers, Samuels, & Zale’s. 

2002 AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA, and two overseas countries.

2004 AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA: Including Consumers, Insurance Co’s, Allstate, Chubb, Farmers, Jewelers Mutual, Nationwide, State Farm, USAA and Retail clients, Fred Meyer, Robbins Brothers, Samuels, Zale’s, and three overseas countries, including extensive work in Bangkok Thailand.

2006 AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA, and three overseas countries. Mineral specimen testing, & evaluation; in collaboration with a Chinese Gemstone Mining Concern and the California Institute (Caltech) of Technology

2007 AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA. Mineral specimen testing and evaluation; in collaboration with a U.S. Diamond & Corundum film manufacturer and the California Institute (Caltech) of Technology 

2008 AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA, including Appraisal of gemstones and jewelry for a private jeweler from Paris France. Rough diamond evaluations for final color, clarity and size for a Diamond “Counter” in Conakry Guinea, West Africa.  

2010 AIG Appraisal Assignments throughout the USA, Including Consumers, Insurance Co’s, and Retail clients in addition to Appraising of gemstones and jewelry for a private jeweler in Paris France. Rough diamond evaluations for final color, clarity and size for a BNE Diamond “Counter” in Conakry Guinea, West Africa.  

 

Teaching Experience Examples

1993  Instructor: Zales Jewelers: Lease Division, Los Angeles, CA. Regional Managers Meeting Understanding Gems & Jewelry Appraisals   Lecture Preparing for a Jewelry Appraisal Clinic Lecture

1994       Presenter: State Farm Insurance Co.; Westlake Village, CA. Post Northridge Earthquake Claims Adjuster Conference Understanding Gems & Jewelry Appraisals Lecture, Evaluating Jewelry Forensically Lecture, Evaluating Jewelry from a Photograph Lecture. 

1994        Presenter: Allstate Insurance Co.; Los Angeles, CA. Post Northridge Earthquake Claims Adjuster Conference  Understanding Gems & Jewelry Appraisals Lecture, Evaluating Jewelry from a Photograph Lecture.

1995      
Presenter: California Probate Referees Spring Conference; Carmel, CA. Understanding Gems & Jewelry Appraisals Lecture, Preparing a Fair Market Value Jewelry Appraisal Lecture.

1995  Instructor: Sterling Jewelers; San Diego, CA. Regional Store Managers Conference Preparing for a Jewelry Appraisal Clinic Lecture.              

1995  Instructor: Barry’s Jewelers; Los Angeles, CA. Regional Store Managers Meeting Understanding Gems & Jewelry Appraisals Lecture,          Preparing for a Jewelry Appraisal Clinic Lecture.

1995     Instructor: Best Products; Los Angeles, CA. Los Angeles Area Regional Managers Conference Gemology & Jewelry Appraisal Seminars, Preparing for a Jewelry Appraisal Clinic Lecture.

1995  Instructor: Fox’s Jewelers; Wauwatosa WI. 
Regional Store Managers Meeting Gemology & Jewelry Appraisal Seminar, Preparing for a Jewelry Appraisal Clinic Lecture.

1996  Instructor: Fred Meyer; Madison, WI
Regional Store Managers Conference & Jewelry Appraisal Seminar, Preparing for a Jewelry Appraisal Clinic Lecture.

1996      
Presenter: Service Merchandise; Detroit, MI. United States Store Managers Conference Gemology & Jewelry Appraisal Lectures.

1997      
Instructor: Fred Meyer; Anchorage, Alaska Regional Store Managers Conference Gemology & Jewelry Appraisal Seminar, Preparing for a Jewelry Appraisal Clinic Lecture. 

 

Litigation Support Examples

1994  State Farm Insurance Co.: Los Angeles, CA. Litigation Support (Plaintiff).

1995  United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles, CA. Jewelry Wholesaler Bankruptcy: Litigation Support (Plaintiff), Inventory Analysis & Appraisal.

1995  Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Litigation Support (Petitioner), Fair Market Value Jewelry Appraisal.

1996  Prudential Insurance Co.: Los Angeles, CA. Litigation Support (Plaintiff).

1996  Federal Bureau of Investigation: Nashville,TN. Criminal Investigation Support, Forensic jewelry evaluation.

1998  Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CALitigation Support: Divorce; Two Cases, Los Angeles, CA. Jewelry Inventory and Distribution. 

1999  Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CALitigation Support (Spousal Property Petition), Fair Market Value Jewelry Appraisal. 

2000     United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles, CA. Jewelry Store Bankruptcy Litigation Support, Inventory Analysis for Sale Ordered Auction.

2001  Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Litigation Support (Petitioner), Fair Market Value Jewelry Appraisal

2005 Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Litigation Support (Spousal Property Petition), Fair Market Value Jewelry Appraisal. 

2007  American Family Insurance
Special Investigations Unit
: Madison, Wisconsin. Litigation Support (Plaintiff).

 2007 The Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court; Hillsborough County, Florida.    Litigation Support (Spousal Property Petition), Fair Market Value Jewelry Appraisal. 

2008  The Eighth Judicial District Court; Clark County, Las Vegas, Nevada.  Litigation Support (Plaintiff), Hypothetical Jewelry Appraisal, Fluorescence Disclosure.  

 

Trust & Estate Appraisal Examples

2008  Estate Appraisal: Attorney Kenneth Ostrave; Los Angeles, California Multiple item Fair Market Value Appraisal for the attorney’s client.  

2008  Estate Appraisal: Manatt, Phelps & Phillips; Attorney Kelly Firment, Los Angeles, California Multiple item Fair Market Value Appraisal for the attorney’s client.  

 

International Consulting Examples

Gemological Consultant of mineral specimens for Exporting Dealers, Bangkok Thailand 2003 to 2006

Training of Jewelry Staff for jewelry auctions aboard the Queen Mary cruise ship 2003

Appraisal of gemstones and jewelry for private party in Chiang Mai Thailand, February, 2004

Gemological Consultant of mineral specimens for Importing Gem Dealers in Chiang Mai Thailand 2004

Gemological Consultant of gemstones for resellers in Bangkok, Thailand, January, 2004, 2005

Appraisal of mineral specimens for Exporting Gem Dealer, Tibet, China, January, 2005, 2006

Appraisal of gemstones and jewelry for private party in Paris France, December, 2005

Appraisal of gemstones and jewelry for private party in Bangkok Thailand, February, 2004, 2005, 2006

Gemological Consultant of gem specimens for Exporting Gem Dealers in Siam Reap Cambodia 2006

Gemological Consultant of rough diamonds, Diamond “Counter” in Conakry Guinea 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

  

Inventory Analysis Examples


1994  The Arch Diocese of Los Angeles: Los Angeles, CA. Vault Inventory, Jewelry Appraisals.

1994  The Colombian Government Trade Bureau: Los Angeles, CA. Gem & Jewelry Appraisals      

1995 to 2000  County of Los Angeles: Internal Services Department; Los Angeles, CA. Vault Jewelry Inventory, Vault Jewelry Items Appraisal  

1993  to 1996  Jewish Protective Service: Los Angeles, CA.  Jewelry Inventory, Jewelry Appraisals.

1996      Barry’s Jewelers: Los Angeles, CA. Corporate Office Vault: Inventory and Quality Assurance Analysis.

1997      Best Products: Austin, TX  Regional Three (3) Store Inventory, and Quality Assurance Analysis. 

2000  The Diamond Center: San Jose, CA. Corporate Office Vault Inventory; Quality Assurance, and Multi-Store Inventory Analysis.

2007  Deloitte & Touche LLP: Audit and Enterprise Risk Services, Dallas TX.  U.S. based national jewelry store chain: Corporate Office Vault Inventory Analysis, Austin TX.                                                                                             

2007  Audit Services, Los Angeles CA. Jewelry Auctioneer: Corporate Office Vault Inventory Analysis, Los Angeles, CA.    

2008  Audit Services, Los Angeles CA. Jewelry Internet Auctioneer: Vault & Inventory Analysis, Culver City, CA.

2008  Deloitte & Touche LLP: Audit and Enterprise Risk Services, Dallas TX.
U.S. based national jewelry store chain: Corporate Office Vault Inventory Analysis, Austin TX.     

  

Video Programs

1995  Preparing for a Jewelry Appraisal Clinic. A forty-five minute “How To” video. The step by step processes involved in having a successful in store jewelry appraisal clinic. The video was distributed to jewelry stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.   

 

Travel Programs   

October 1996  Tour Leader for a private group. Pala, CA, “Tourmalines of the Stewart Mine”

April 1998  Tour Leader for a private group. Travel Program: Fairbanks AK, Denali & Mt McKinley

February  2000  Tour Leader for a private group. Los Angeles CA., “Museum Jewels of Antiquity”

February  2003 Tour Leader for a private group. Travel Program: Thailand, “Gems of South East Asia

February  2004  Tour Leader for a private group. Travel Program: Thailand, “Mekong Border Towns 

December 2004 Tour leader for a private group. Washington DC, "Smithsonian Gems & Minerals"

February  2005  Tour Leader for a private group. Travel Program: Thailand, “The Bangkok Gem Fair”

December 2005  Tour Leader: Travel Program, Paris France, “The Jewelers of Paris

October    2006  Tour Leader for a private group. Travel Program: Cambodia, “Angkor Wat"

June 2007 Tour Leader for a private group. Program: Las Vegas NV., “The Vegas Gem Shows” 

February 2008  Tour Leader for a private group. Program: Tucson AZ., “The Gem & Mineral Shows” 

September 2008  Tour Leader, a private group. Program: Guinea Conakry, “Rough Diamond Buying” 

 

Trade Shows

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show            Attendee: 1994 to 2014  

The AGTA GemFair Tucson                      Attendee: 1995 to 2014  

The AGTA GemFair Las Vegas                Attendee:  2003 to 2014  

The Arizona Mineral & Fossil Show         Attendee: 1996 to 2012

The Gem & Lapidary Show Tucson          Attendee: 1996 to 2014

The Quartzite Gem & Mineral Show         Attendee: 2003 to 2010                                      

The JCK Show: Las Vegas                         Attendee: 1996 to 2014

The JCK Show: Las Vegas                         Exhibitor: 2006

The Las Vegas Jewelry & Watch Show    Attendee:  2004 to 2007                                      

The Bangkok Gem & Jewelry Fair          Attendee:  2004 to 2006    

 

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