I have been a jeweler with over 50plus years . I started as a polisher, then setter, Then I worked for 5 years casting and other aspects. I went to GIA starting in the late 70's and took refreshers and labs till 2000. I worked on 47th St. Manhattan until now buying scrap gold and silver and finally buying jewelry and selling. I am also an avid collector of antique and vintage jewelry ranging from Victorian, Edwardian , Georgian , Art neuveau , Art Deco . I also own my own shops in NJ and NY's jewelry district.