Résumé

david breitmoser-jewelry-appraising
David has been appraising jewelry for 20 years.

David A. Breitmoser, GJG (GIA)

EXPERIENCE

Staff Gemologist, Appraiser, Designer, Custom Jeweler Hemming Plaza Jewelers
2003–2018 | Jacksonville, FL

  • Assisted in the opening and launch of Hemming Plaza Jewelers in 2003
  • Work with the team to ensure new and existing customers have a consistent, superior retail experience while contributing to a positive store environment
  • Perform sales associate duties, including assisting customers and answering questions on the jewelry and watch lines carried in the store, as well as pre-owned pieces on consignment
  • Work closely with a diverse client base, both local and out of town, on custom designs and fabrication of pieces ranging from engagement rings, wedding bands, gifts, resetting heirloom jewelry, etc.
    • Includes the education of customers on gemstones, precious metals and the jewelry design and fabrication process; use of Matrix 3D CAD Design Software to ensure customer’s exact specifications are met; research and purchase stones
    • Prioritize, complete and certify all customer appraisals
    • Grade diamonds and gemstones; appraise and refurbish estate jewelry
    • Execute other bench work tasks as needed
    • Remain familiar with the Jewelers Security Alliance practices to help ensure the safety of customers, coworkers and merchandise

Jewelry Appraiser | IJC Appraisal Company | 2001–2007 | Media, PA

  • Worked as an independent jewelry appraiser, coordinating travel to Jared stores across the southeast U.S.
  • Served as a trainer and mentor to new employees

Jewelry Production Supervisor | Reflections Jewelry, Inc. | 2000–2001 | Bali, Indonesia

  • A temporary position as a consultant supervising the production and quality of inventory shipped to the U.S.

Appraiser/Gemstone and Diamond Grader/Sales | Miriam’s Fine Jewelry
1999–2000 | Jacksonville, FL

  • As part of a small team, performed all duties necessary, including:
    • Sales, such as strengthening and developing relationships with existing customers
    • Reorganized and improved the appraisal department
    • Performed all tasks required of a jewelry appraiser and gemologist
    • Sorted and selected diamonds and gemstones to be set in jewelry

EDUCATION

Graduate Gemologist, Graduate Jeweler | Gemological Institute of America
Carlsbad, CA

  • Graduate Jeweler Gemologist Diploma in Residence
  • Gold and Precious Metals Certificate with Honors
  • Counter Sketching Certificate
  • Diamonds Graduate Diploma
  • Colored Stone Graduate Diploma

Bachelor of Business Administration | University of North Florida | Jacksonville, FL
Major: Business Management

 ASSOCIATIONS

  • The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
  • GIA Alumni and Associates
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