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Sara Ritchie

Sara Ritchie, GG, RMV, has 30 years of experience in the jewelry industry as a Gemologist and Registered Master Valuer. Ms. Ritchie serves as an appraiser and adviser on purchases, trades, sales or identification of stones and finished jewelry. Ms. Ritchie provides independent, thorough, accurate, and honest appraisals tailored to the needs of the client, and all work is conducted in a manner compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Evaluations are conducted onsite in your presence, never taking possession of the items.

Ms. Ritchie honed her skills as an apprentice appraiser in Garden City, NY, training with a Senior Master Appraiser and working on a wide variety of gems and jewelry - from fashion to high-end designer pieces. She utilizes the latest in equipment, technology and research tools for accuracy and completeness.

Qualifications and formal education:

  • Registered Master Valuer, California Institute of Jewelry Training, since 2007. Registration number is 02070793.
  • Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America, New York, NY, since 2005. Identification number is 900026470.
  • Bachelor of Science, Department of Horticulture, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Awards and Activities:

  • Continuing eduction includes participation in lectures, trade events, seminars, and simposial.
  • Active alumnus of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA);
  • Member-at-Large for the GIA Manhattan Chapter Alumni Association, 2017-18;
  • Alumni Achievement Award for volunteer work, 2013;
  • Member of National Association of Jewelry Appraisers since 2006.
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Main office location
15 Mendham Road, Suite B | Gladstone, New Jersey, 07934
Ph: (908) 234-1153    Fax: (908) 234-1197
Dublin, New Hampshire, 03444
Ph: (603) 563-8335
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