Expert Jewelry Appraisers is owned by Senior Jewelry Appraiser Kevin Carpenter who has been in the jewelry business for over 43 years. He holds the titles of Graduate Gemologist, Certified Gemologist, Registered Jeweler, Certified Insurance Appraiser, and is a member of the National Association of Jewelry appraisers.
His father is a geologist, so Kevin grew up around rocks and minerals. At the age of 16 he started his jewelry career with a part time job in a small town Connecticut jewelry store doing display and minor repairs, and loved working with diamonds and gemstones.
Deciding to make the jewelry industry his career, Kevin continued working in retail jewelry while he studied diamond grading and gemology. He become the store manager for Vermont’s largest jewelry store, which specialized in antique and estate jewelry and eventually went on to own his own store.
Adding to his industry experience Kevin has also has worked in the jewelry liquidation business, and as an appraiser for nations largest jewelry appraisal firm.
In 2013 he decided to combine all of his industry experience and focus on jewelry appraising and formed Expert Jewelry Appraisers LLC. As an independent appraiser, he can offer appraisal and valuation services without any conflict of interests. Kevin performs his appraisal examination in the presence of the client, so there is no need for the client to leave their jewelry. His equipment is also mobile so he can come to the clients location and services clients in Northeast and Central Florida, by appointment only.