A hard working, multi-tiered professional who possesses strong writing and communication skills. A strong multi-tasker who is independent, confident and self-motivating as well as creative & optimistic.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM): I will do what it takes learning from my 30 Years of Retail, Gemological. Auction House & Consignment Experience!
Product Launch: I take great Pride in Showcasing Luxury Products of Collection and Demand!
Relationship Building: My Vendors & Customers Know I Truly Care.
Leadership: I lead by Example
Multi-Tasking to the Max!
Teambuilder with High Work Ethics, Goals & Expectations
Friendly & Optimistic Demeanor
Manager/Gemologist/Buyer/ Appraiser City, StateCompany Name/Apr 2019 to Current
Directed and launched multiple luxury product additions for new market expansion by adding a Fine Jewelry/ Watch & Luxury Accessory Department to the gallery.
Added a second source of revenue by creating an online sales business.
Added a third new source of revenue by creating a Gemological Laboratory to offer in-house while you watch jewelry appraisal department.
Created a Custom Inventory Program by collaborating with a computer programmer which includes photos, Vendors/ Consignor & Customer Accounts along with many proprietary "bells n whistles"
Added a Consignment feature to the list of services for the gallery to obtain fresh specialty goods to maintain the interest of our online customers.
Through outsourcing obtained internationally recognized branded luxury products for online sales to maximize outreach.
Developed, maintained partnerships with vendors and wholesalers Reducing stock purchase cost and consignment item purchase cost.
Cultivated trade vendors, bidders and shop customer rapport to increase revenue.
Directed preparation of marketing materials including creation of a distinct Business Logo, Letterhead, Sales Invoices, Appraisal Certificates, Consignment Agreement/Receipt Forms etc.
Created a Digital Photography Department and photo shooting zones for both Fine Art and Jewelry.
Created the Logistics for Fine Art & Luxury Handbag Packing
Created Logistics for International/ Domestic Shipping including Insurance policies for Fine Art and Jewelers Block coverage.
Measured and reported performance comparing results against previous months records to identify strengths and weaknesses.
Hired and Trained Personnel to influence critical business growth outcomes.
AUCTION HOUSE DIRECTOR (ONLINE) City, StateCompany Name/Sep 2015 to Current
Liaised between owners of luxury items and buyer/bidders to facilitate sales.
Completed administrative and sales transactions for luxury items auctioned and sold.
Wrote and negotiated consignment contracts between auction house and vendors.
Selected luxury items for consignment or advanced purchases for online auction cataloging.
Wrote informative, appealing and accurate catalog descriptions for each item as well as photographed for digital catalog.
Researched and appraised items to determine value and set opening bids.
Logistically managed the fine art and luxury goods shipping department.
GEMOLOGIST/APPRAISER/DIRECTOR City, StateCompany Name/Jan 2003 to Current
Oversaw the goal of maintaining GIA Grading Standards & Gem Identification, Treatment Testing and Geographic Origin of Rare Gemstones
Built & Managed Trade Client Relationships with Auction Houses, Jewelry Manufacturers and Designers.
Maintained proper records and quality assurance documents for fine jewelry, luxury watches and loose Diamonds and Rare Gemstones.
Checked various gemological software programs for usability, functionality and design issues.
Upheld gemological quality standards by streamlining testing processes to verify results.
Conducted material inspections of incoming gemstones, jewelry and watches.
Completed & Maintained gemological evaluations by properly using various gauges, tools and equipment.
Continuously sought to establish modern testing plans to develop improved strategies.
Analyzed gemstones & mineral samples to identify and compare characteristics.
Reviewed trade client specifications to fully understand project expectations.
Actively participated in many Jewelry & Gemstone trade event trainings and workshops to maintain knowledge and skills as well as to keep up to date on latest technology and discoveries.
Used proprietary gemological systems to document projects and duties for traceability and transparency.
Monitored project progress and quickly addressed problems to complete testing on schedule.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Digital Communications And MediaUSC: UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAMay 2001City
Associate of Arts: HumanitiesMISSION COLLEGEJun 1998City
GRADUATE GEMOLOGIST DIPLOMA: DIAMONDS & COLORED GEMSTONESGIA: GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICAJul 1990City
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