- Many jewelers are very knowledgeable about the jewelry they sell. But most have trained in jewelry sales – not jewelry science! They may not have the necessary precision gemological instruments, gemological knowledge, nor the latest computer technology required for analysis and appraising fine jewelry.
- A retailer has a vested interested in selling, which may create a conflict of interest clouding anyone’s ability to provide an impartial valuation. (Even if it is FREE!)
- The majority of insurance companies require an appraisal from an independent appraiser before providing a policy. Accepting an appraisal from a retail jeweler may result in having a claim denied or a pay out reduced.
Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon is a Master Graduate Gemologist and Independent Jewelry Appraiser with over 65 years in the jewelry industry. As a Graduate Gemologist (GIA), he is trained to identify and grade diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls, as well as being knowledgeable in fine and antique jewelry.
For Integrity and Honesty, Trust the Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon.
Jewelry Judge Ben Gordon is available in his Houston gem lab to consult and appraise jewelry for insurance replacement, estate probate, division of property, and for consultation when you are buying or selling.