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Welcome! I am thrilled to be writing the very first blog post as “The Blonde Gemologist”. This was a nickname given to me early in my career. It always made me smile. I was proud to be a w...

Bring back the elegance in jewellery presentation We have seen a recent craze sweeping jewellery social media platforms. Beautiful photo’s and collections of antique and vintage jewellery boxes!...

Appraising a cameo takes time and research.  To determine the value of a cameo it is important to determine circa. If you have inherited a family cameo you may be curious about the image carved. How ...

Diamonds can chip! I often see chipped diamonds come through the appraisal lab. In multi diamond set pieces I might find one or possibly more chipped stones. It is quite common! Many clients are surpr...

When is it needed? If you’ve not yet served as an executor to a will you may be curious why estate appraisals are needed. There are two main reasons. Division of assets Probate Often my clients ...

In Gemology school we strictly focussed on geological formation, and chemical composition of gemstones for purpose of identification. Gemological training didn’t touch on energy and metaphysics ...

Leave a little sparkle wherever you go! Clients visiting my office for appraisal always leave with their jewellery sparkling! It is amazing how different jewellery can appear after a spa treatment. I ...

The Mystery of Opal Opal is the traditional birthstone for the month of October. In previous times opals were thought to be bad luck and due to this poor reputation weren’t terribly popular. Lac...