Life is Good!

Life is Good!

Dear Reader, Life is good because we get to make positive changes! You can find me in St. Petersburg at David Reynolds Jewelry and Coin. It is my privilege to work with such a talented team of jewelry professionals and I know that you will be thrilled with the service that is provided at the […]

Holiday Message

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!

Dear Reader, Wishing you a safe and happy holiday! Susie

October Message

I am grateful for the new challenges and experiences!

Dear Reader, It is amazing how much I have learned in this past year about gems and jewelry. I saw pretty much only diamond jewelry for appraisal in Brandon and Riverview. Now, in St. Petersburg, FL, I see emerald jewelry, vintage platinum and diamond jewelry, custom designed and created gold and gemstone jewelry. Not only […]

Sometimes opportunity knocks…

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Sometimes opportunity knocks and we just have to recognize how fortunate we are. This is the experience that I am having as a gemologist. A while back, a GIA Alumni colleague invited me to work a few Saturdays at his fine jewelry store in St Petersburg, FL. Thinking that it would be great to learn […]

Jewelry Insurance Replacement and Fine Jewelry Appraisals

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Dear Reader, Whether you are at in computer in St. Petersburg, FL, Brandon, FL or Tampa, FL I have great news: There is no better time to update your jewelry insurance replacement appraisal or finally check getting your fine jewelry appraisals done and off of your list. I have so many clients that tell me […]

A True Gem

We will miss you terribly, Bob. You are and always will be a true gem.

A TRUE GEM (In honor of Bob’s birthday coming up on the 4th of July, we are re-posting this article.) Recently, I went to a celebration of life to honor the memory of a real diamond; His name is Bob. He will be sorely missed as a lover of all animals, music, people humor and […]

What’s in the Jewelry Box? – Part 2

Hi, thank you for joining me today! My name is Susie Crump, solapreneur of West Coast Jewelry Consultants, LLC and also known to friends and family as The Gem Lady. Aside from custom jewelry design, one of my favorite services is assisting clients in determining what’s in the jewelry box?! Please be patient while video […]

What’s in the Jewelry Box? – Part 1

Hi, thank you for joining me today! My name is Susie Crump, solapreneur of West Coast Jewelry Consultants, LLC and also known to friends and family as The Gem Lady. Aside from custom jewelry design, one of my favorite services is assisting clients in determining what’s in the jewelry box?! Please be patient while video […]

Diamond Purchase Verification

Diamond Purchase Verification

Recently, I have had numerous requests for diamond purchase verification. This is quite different than a diamond jewelry appraisal, antique jewelry appraisal or independent certified jewelry appraisal for insurance purposes. One client wanted to verify that the diamond that he had purchased at a local jewelry store was indeed of the quality stated on the […]

What Is A Jewelry Appraisal?

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What Is A Jewelry Appraisal? A jewelry appraisal is an objective, unbiased, fully researched estimate of quality and value of a piece of jewelry. It is the opinion of the Valuer supported by experience, education, training, skills and gem equipment. First, the Valuer must determine what the intended use of the appraisal is, then ascertain […]