I graduated in residence from Gemological Institute of America in 1981 with a Graduate Gemologist degree.
After graduating from GIA at the Santa Monica, CA campus, I worked the next 14 years for jewelry stores around Florida including Miami, Tallahassee and Fort Myers, doing appraisals, sales, and custom design.
Dominek Jewelry Appraisals Inc was established in 1995. Highly experienced in all types of appraisals, the company appraises all fine jewelry: diamonds, colored stones, watches, antique and period jewelry.
I am the only company exclusively doing appraisals in Southwest Florida (no buying or selling). I have worked with jewelry stores, lawyers, banks and estate planners throughout the area.