Qualifications and Accreditations


Institute of Registered Valuers DAVID WILKINS AWARD - 2010.
Awarded for having "demonstrated outstanding expertise, dedication and service in respect of jewellery valuation for the trade and members of the public."

Professional Qualifications

Fellowship Diploma of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain D6446, 1986.
National Association of Goldsmiths Retail Jewellers' Diploma D3336, 1985 (Distinction).
Institute of Registered Valuers IRV38688, 1988.
Senior Accredited Gemmologist with the Accredited Gemmologist Association.

Professional Affiliations (British)

Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers
National Association of Goldsmiths
Institute of Registered Valuers
Gemmological Association of Great Britain
The Scottish Gemmological Association
Better Business Partnership of Perth and Kinross Council

Professional Affiliations (American)

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
Accredited Gemologist Association

Office-Bearer Details

Founder and Coordinator of the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers
Member of the Board of Governors of the Accredited Gemologist Association (USA)

International Advisory Panel for the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (USA)
Past Member of the Management Committee of the Scottish Gemmological Association.

Conference Attendances (UK)

Scottish Branch Gem-A Conference 1992 to 2009.
Scottish Gemmological Association Conference 2010 (inaugural), 2011.
Midlands branch Gem-A Conference 2001.
NAG Registered Valuers Conference 1990 to 1999, 2001 to 2007.
Institute of Registered Valuers Conference 2008 (speaker),2009 to 2011.
Gemmological Association of GB, National Conference London 1990 to 2005, 2007.

Conference Attendances (USA)

Accredited Gemmologist Association Conference Tucson, USA 2006 to 2008, 2010 to 2012

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Conference San Diego USA 2006, 2011.
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Conference Tucson, USA 2007 (speaker), 2008, 2010 to 2012.
Gemological Institute of America Symposium, Carlsbad USA 2011