Appraiser and Estate Jewelry Recycler
About Scott Gordon Jeweler Gemologist
Our Service PledgeMy goal is complete disclosure about the quality and condition of the items I sell. I respond to all inquiries and orders within 24 hours. All sales to ultimate consumers of $500 or more are, on request, accompanied by thorough documentation for insurance coverage, which includes descriptions and photographs. Items are packaged safely and attractively. I work hard to make your entire buying experience with me both educational and highly enjoyable!
About UsShowing out-of-the-ordinary antique, vintage, and more recent estate jewelry. Every item has been carefully selected for quality, condition and style to be among the best pre-owned jewelry found anywhere!
I am Oklahoma's leading gemologist/appraiser and estate jewelry broker. My grandfather founded a jewelry store in Oklahoma City in 1904, where I worked for 14 years before opening my own business here in 1991. I grew up in the jewelry business, with my father as my mentor.
My career purpose has been estate jewelry: helping people to buy, sell, repair, insure, and distribute it. I offer a consulting service that has served hundreds of owners (both private and institutional) to understand what they have and what their options are for disposing of it, and to help them take whatever step is right for them. In many cases, I've acted as their agent for selling their items through my brokerage service, but only after presenting all possible choices fairly and impartially.
My love of estate jewelry is for both the items themselves and the stories they tell. To hold precious materials in our hands is awe-inspiring enough, all the more when they are fashioned into beautiful objects. Even more, they are the greatest vessels of meaning that human beings have ever invented. To think of the elements of jewelry as they move from miner to maker to seller to buyer to wearer, through all the events they have traveled, and of all the triumphs and struggles the memories of which they hold; all this makes what I do a higher calling for me.
I love thinking about the idea of value: what creates it and how to explain it clearly and accurately for each piece I handle. This fascination has led me to become a jewelry appraiser, in the process earning (and re-earning every five years) the Accredited Senior Appraiser designation from the American Society of Appraisers, the nation's oldest and largest appraisal society. (The Society also administers the Master Gemologist Appraiser program, and I re-qualify for that certification every five years as well.) In June 2015, I was honored to finish a two-year term as chairman of ASA's Gems & Jewelry Discipline, one of six appraisal fields from real property and business valuation to machinery and equipment and personal property of all kinds, all having the common goal of raising the public's trust in appraising through sound ethical and methodological practice. As a seller, I keep this same philosophy: to merit the trust of my buyers.
I hold two titles as a gemologist: Gemological Institute of America (Graduate Gemologist) and Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.
I invite you to share my love of estate jewelry!
- Thanks so much Scott! I got my ring today and my jaw dropped it is so beautiful! - Holly N., New York City
- I received the package as you promised. Thank you very much for everything! You've made my day today! I can't even explain in words how happy am I!!!! Beautiful, beautiful brooch! Your customer service is excellent! I will look forward to follow your offers. Thanks again for the professional way of service! - Lora Kochetkova, CA
- I just wanted to thank you again for keeping in touch throughout this whole process and really being a pleasure to work and communicate with. The ring is absolutely beautiful and even more stunning in real life. Thank you again so much and I cannot recommend you highly enough! - Danielle, Dallas