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Member Bio

Gina D'Onofrio, ASA, MGA

 

Email: GinaD@HA.com

Website: www.LAJewelryAppraiser.com
Contact Information:
3500 Maple Ave
17th floor
Dallas, TX 75219
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1 (626) 593-7152


Appraiser Profile:

 

We maintain a Mobile Gemological Laboratory so the choice is yours. Our office in Pasadena, or your home / office / bank vault. 

 


Professional Profile

Gina D’Onofrio, is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of fine jewelry and watches with over twenty years of experience in the retail, wholesale, manufacturing, design and appraisal sectors of the jewelry business. She has earned her Master Gemologist Appraiser® designation, upon completion of appraisal studies, written and practical examinations and peer appraisal report review with the American Society of Appraisers.  In order to maintain NAJA and ASA membership and accreditation, Ms D’Onofrio adheres to the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice. These standards are developed and updated by the Appraisal Standards Board of The Appraisal Foundation., who are authorized by congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraiser qualifications. Ms D’Onofrio has been appointed as an appraiser and expert witness by attorneys and the Superior Court for the County of Los Angeles, North Valley district.

 

Credentials and relevant training:

Gemology Diploma, 1992 - Gemological Association of Australia.

Gemstone & Jewelry Valuation, 1993 - Gemological Association of Australia.

Synthetic and Imitation Gemstones, 1993 - Gemological Association of Australia.

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), 1996 - American Society of Appraisers.

Diamond Grading, 1996 - Gemological Institute of America.

Diamond Cut Grading, 2006 - Gemological Institute of America.

Appraisal Studies core courses 101, 102 and 103, 2000 - International Society of Appraisers.

Farnsworth-Munsell 100 Hue Test for Color Vision. Tucson 2008.

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, 2008 - Appraisal foundation.

Principals of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics Examination, January 2009.

Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Techniques and Standards GJ206, May 2009.

Farnsworth-Munsell Test for Color Vision, May 2009, American Gem Society.

Gems and Jewelry Disipline Examination, September 2009.

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice Update, SE101, ASA, 2010.

Master Gemologist Appraiser® certification, June 2010, American Society of Appraisers.

Certified Insurance Appraiser (CIA), successful completion, September 2011, JCRS, CA.

 

Professional Memberships

Fellow of The Gemological Association of Australia (FGAA), 1992 - Present

Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) 2005 - Present

Accredited Senior Gemologist, Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA), 2008 - Present

Accredited Senior Member & Master Gemologist Appraiser®, (ASA) June 2010 – Present


Recent conferences attended: For a current listing of recent lectures and conferences attended, please visit www.LAJewelryAppraiser.com.