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10/31/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Independent gem, jewelry appraisal business opens

GREATER AKRON — GFW Gem Lab & Jewelry Appraisal Service has opened in the West Akron and surrounding areas specializing in providing qualified, independent gem and jewelry appraisal and evaluations to its customers.

Owner Francine Williams is a graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America and is a current member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. With more than 10 years of combined experience in executive management and the jewelry industry, she uses the latest in technology and equipment to examine and evaluate diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry items, she said.

As an independent gem and jewelry appraiser who does not buy and sell, Williams said she can provide objective, unbiased evaluation of gems and jewelry items to help customers protect their assets for insurance replacement, estate valuation, gem identification, quality grading and verification.

Williams also is available to speak to groups upon request. Most evaluations can be done while customers wait. For more information and to request an appointment, consultation or speaking engagement, call 330-608-8701. For more information, visit gfw-gemandjewelryappraisals.com or contact gfwms@hotmail.com.


Stephanie Kist contributed to this report.

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