March 3, 2013
-- HOUSTON “JEWELRY JUDGE” BEN GORDON CELEBRATES DIAMOND JUBILEE
Respected business owner is “passionate” about jewelry 60 years into career
Houston, TX – Master Graduate Gemologist and Appraiser Ben Gordon, the “Jewelry Judge”, celebrating his Diamond Anniversary – 60 years in the jewelry industry. Ben Gordon performs 3 categories of appraisals: Insurance, Estate, and Market Value Reports. These are different in that an Insurance Appraisal gives "New Replacement Value", an Estate appraisal gives "Fair Market Value", and a Market Value Appraisal gives "The Actual Price Value between buyer and seller". Mr. Gordon performs appraisals while you watch by appointment at his office near the Galleria, 5433 Westheimer, Suite 606, Houston, TX 77056.
It’s 1953 – Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated President of the United States; “From Here to Eternity” wins the Best Picture Oscar; “I Love Lucy” and “Dragnet” are tops on Television; Fashion Icons include Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, and Rita Hayworth; gold was only $35 an ounce and Ben Gordon begins his career in the jewelry trade. Although much has changed in the ensuing 60 years, diamonds are still eternal and jewelry appraising still requires the knowledge and skill of a talented, experienced Master Graduate Gemologist like Ben Gordon. When asked what has changed since he started his career, The Jewelry Judge said enthusiastically, “Diamonds are still forever, but there’s always something new to learn, especially with mobile technology.”
Ben Gordon is available to consult and appraise jewelry for insurance replacement, estate probate, division of property, and for the purpose of buying and selling. As a GIA graduate gemologist, he is proficiently trained to grade diamonds and colored stones and is knowledgeable in fine and antique jewelry.
Ben has testified in legal cases as an expert witness giving impartial testimony about validity of worth and identification of stones, and the authenticity and value of jewelry. Now entering his 60th year in business, he is more than qualified to consult in cases in which an expert opinion is needed. He has helped the Houston Police Department recover merchandise by identifying stolen items and testifying regarding their value. He has experience working with lawyers dealing with issues of authenticity, evaluation and valuation of jewelry, as well as in cases of complicated divorce settlements and jewelry fraud. “Each day brings me something interesting and exciting,” he says with passion.
The Jewelry Judge is celebrating the Fall season with a Halloween Contest. Winners will receive a travel jewelry case. Tell your jewelry horror story on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/thejewelryjudge