LOIS BOUCHARD, GG
Bachelor of Science – SUNY
Graduate Gemologist (GIA)
Master Valuer Appraiser
Member, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
An independent appraiser of gems and jewelry, Lois Bouchard, Graduate Gemologist (GIA) and graduate of the Master Valuer Program for Gems and Jewelry Appraising, is an independent gemologist/appraiser who works for ‘you’ the customer in determining the correct value of your gems and jewelry.
Lois offers twenty years experience in the business and jewelry industries. Her office is located in Cary, NC and her state of the art portable gem lab can transport to any location in order to test stones, metals, measure and document detailed specifications along with colored digital pictures completing a professional and comprehensive appraisal. She is a member of The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, a professional organization committed to fostering excellence and ethics in the industry.
Beware of paying high prices to have your appraisal written by someone who is not a gemologist. Most insurance companies, attorneys and banks require that appraisals be written by a graduate gemologist. Always ask to see proof of their GIA certificate stating that they are either a Gemologist or Graduate Gemologist. Don't be fooled by false titles or the misuse of the letters GIA as part of a title. A gemologist is trained to grade and identify diamonds, colored stones and synthetics which are integral to accurate evaluations. Appraisals should be written with detailed measurements and weights along with descriptions and statements describing the gemstones and metals as well as the equipment and tests used to identify them.
If you are interested in selling large diamonds, gemstones or fine estate jewelry and not sure of the fair market value, as an independent appraiser, I can assist you with the value of your gemstones and jewelry and help you with the selling process in the secondary market.
Custom Design Jewelry:
Let us assist you with your purchase of bridal jewelry, fine diamonds and colored gemstones at true wholesale prices.