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Steven Silver

Steven M. Silver, Gemologist & President




Steven M. Silver is the owner of Jewelry Appraisal Services, appraisers of gems and jewelry. He is an associate member of International Society of Appraisers (ISA), member of Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA), Texas Jewelry Association (TJA), Jewelers of America (JA), National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) and an affiliate member of Texas Jewelers Association (TJA). Jewelry Appraisal Services offers unbiased jewelry appraisals, teaches a Diamond Education Seminar and variety of other jewelry related courses.


Education

  • 1979 — Bachelor of Science in Advertising, University of Texas
  • 1979 to 1994 — Gemological Institute of America Gemologist Diploma, Diamond Diploma, Diamond Grading Diploma, Colored Stone Diploma
  • 1991 — Qualified as an Expert Witness in the State of Texas, Civil and County Courts
  • 1999 — Qualified as an Expert Witness for the United States Department of Justice
  • 2000 — Qualified as an Expert Witness for the Harris County Civil Courts
  • 2001 — Qualified as an Expert Witness for the Harris County Criminal Courts
  • 2004 — J-BAR Course Completion

Business

  • 1994 to Present — President of Jewelry Appraisal Services
  • 1979 to 1994 — Vice President and General Manager I.W. Marks Jewelers
  • 1993 to 1994 — Board of Director Better Business Bureau of Houston
  • 1991 to 1995 — Treasurer GIA Alumni Association Houston Chapter
  • 1992 — Member and cofounder Jewelry Association of Harris County
  • 1994 to 2003 — Better Business Bureau advertising review committee board member
  • 1998 to 2000 — Entrepreneur of the Year 1998, 1999, 2000 Award Nominee
  • 1998 — The Houston 100 1998 Winner
  • 1999 to 2000 — Better Business Bureau 1999, 2000 Quality Award Nominee
  • 1999 to 2003 — Better Business Bureau Marketing Committee

Organizations

  • JSA — Jewelers Security Alliance
  • BBB — Better Business Bureau
  • JA — Jewelers of America
  • TJA — Texas Jewelers Association
  • HAIA — Houston Association of Insurance Agents
  • NAJA — National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
  • ISA — International Society of Appraisers
  • GIA — Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association
  • AGA — Accredited Gemologist Association
  • Advisor for Texas Jewelers Security Hotline