After a successful career designing, developing, and testing software, Jeanne decided to pursue her passion of jewelry design. Having designed some fine jewelry pieces years ago, Jeanne began designing, handcrafting, and selling sterling silver jewelry.
Jeanne gained a new appreciation for gemstones and their beauty which prompted her to study gemology. She earned her Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and worked for different jewelers in the bay area doing gemology and appraisal work.
Realizing she wanted to be an independent jewelry appraiser she pursued formal appraisal studies with the California Institute of Jewelry Training (CIJT) where she received her Registered MasterValuer™ certification. Eager to learn more specifically about insurance appraisals, she earned her Certified Insurance Appraiser™ designation from the Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute (JIAI).