Labs & Societies
Gemological Institute of America – The world’s foremost gemological authority.
American Gem Trade Association – Industry association focused primarily on colored stones & pearls.
American Gem Society – Highly respected diamond grading laboratory for branded and high performance cuts.
American Society of Jewelry Historians – Organizatioin dedicated to the study of jewelry history.
American Society of Appraisers – Industry society of professional valuers with searchable members database.
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers – Association dedicated solely to professional gem & jewelry appraisers with searchable members database.
Ericson Insurance Advisors – Kurt Thoennessen is Vice President of Ericson Insurance Advisors and is often featured in Worth Magazine. Kurt specializes in insurance for the affluent consumer and represents many fine insurance companies such as Chubb, Travelers, and ACE Private Risk Services. He is well versed in the various contracts in the industry for covering jewelry as they do differ from company to company. With so many carriers at his disposal, he can offer comprehensive coverage at a competitive rate.
Kurt is grateful for his relationship with David Wolf and is happy to speak to any of David’s clients about how to properly insure their jewelry.
Ph: (860) 868-7361
Forums, Education & Searching
Pricescope – Foremost online resource for the consumer with searchable diamond listings and informative forums.
All About Jewels / Glossary – Jewelry & gemstone names & terms with images & explanations.
Diamond Review – Providing guidance and resources for diamond jewelry consumers.
Bluenile – Search for Diamonds; online store