Independent Appraisals performed
“While you Watch”
Gemworld International’s team of independent appraisers can assist you with all of your valuation needs. We have more than 30 years of experience in appraising for the consumer and the trade. Gemworld can assist you with insurance appraisals, estate planning, liquidation, pre-purchase evaluations, legal cases and expert witness cases.
We offer a “While you Watch“ concept of appraising. You will have the opportunity to learn and participate in the appraisal process and your jewelry will never leave your sight.
Appraisals are done by appointment only. To schedule an appointment please contact Jennifer Santi at 847-657-0555 x205.
Gemworld International does not buy or sell jewelry.
Our Highly Qualified Appraisal Staff:
Stuart M. Robertson, GIA GG
Stuart Robertson is vice president of Gemworld International, Inc. He is also research director for the company’s gemstone pricing products. Stuart is an award-winning appraiser and gemologist. He is the supervising appraiser at Gemworld. Today, his appraisal assignments are generally limited to important gemstones and expert witness services.
Richard B. Drucker GIA GG, FGA (Hon)
Richard Drucker is the president of Gemworld International, Inc. He is the publisher of the GemGuide, an international publication assisting appraisers and jewelers in pricing diamonds and gemstones. He has been retained as an expert in areas involving valuation. He also assists in corporate auditing of inventory for financial institutions. His current role in appraisal services is primarily as a consultant.
Çiğdem Lüle, PhD, FGA, GIA GG, DGA
Çiğdem Lüle, is an award-winning gemologist regarded for her knowledge of gems, especially those utilized by ancient cultures. She is also an experienced mineral collector and has collaborated on appraisals of important mineral collections for museums and private collectors. As a former gemology instructor at GIA London, Dr. Lüle has a strong foundation in the identification side of appraisal work. Her trade experience with gemstones and minerals also offers an important framework for understanding the concepts associated with real world pricing research.
Trained as a geo-engineer and having earned her PhD. in Mineralogy, Hacettepe University, Turkey, 2006, Çiğdem frequently assists members of Gemworld’s appraisal team with identifying and grading rare gems and minerals.