Cynthia L Konney

Curriculum Vitae

Cynthia L. Konney


NEW ENGLAND GEMOLOGICAL LABORATORY

AND APPRAISAL SERVICES, LLC

Cynthia L. Konney, Graduate Gemologist, GIA

Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser, AGS

Master Gemologist Appraiser®, ASA

Certified Member, NAJA

Accredited Senior Appraiser, AGA

EDUCATION

American Gem Society (AGS)

  • Advanced Personal Property Appraisal Course-2004
  • Certified Gemologist Appraiser – 1986
  • Certified Gemologist – 1982
  • Registered Jeweler – 1981
  • Past president and secretary of Connecticut Guild, American Gem Society
  • American Gem Society Conclave attendee

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

  • Graduate Gemologist in residence – 1981
  • Colored Stone Grading, Evaluation and Identification in residence – 1980
  • Diamond Grading and Evaluation in residence – 1980
  • Diamond Grading and Evaluation correspondence – 1979
  • Identifying Diamond Clarity Characteristics April 2009
  • Pearls and Pearl Grading April 2009

Eastern Connecticut State College – 1973 to 1977-Bachelor of Arts – 1977

Continuing Education Courses Completed

  • Jeweler’s Vigilance Committee-Jewelry Appraisal Basic’s Skills Assessment Examination-2004
  • American Society of Appraisers-GJ205-3766 Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Theory, Methods and Application-2005
  • Jewelry Camp 2005 by Joyce Jonas and Associates at Hofstra University-Antique and Period Jewelry Conference
  • American Society of Appraisers-GJ206 Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Techniques and Standards-June 2005
  • American Society of Appraisers Ethics Examination September 2005
  • American Society of Appraisers National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 15-Hour Course November 2005
  • American Society of Appraisers National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 7-Hour Course August 2013
  • American Society of Appraisers National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 15-Hour Course January 2014
  • Accredited Gemologists Association Conference Tucson 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers 2 day Conference Tucson 2008, 2010 and 2011
  • Conference of Jewelry & Related Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston October 2008-Art Nouveau
  • American Society of Appraisers Conference Orlando 2009; Savannah 2014; Las Vegas 2015
  • Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts-Boston Conference October 2011
  • World Of Gems Conference Chicago October 2012, Chicago September 2014
  • ASJRA Massachusetts Historical Society “In Death Lamented” and MFA collections November 2012
  • Cultured Pearls and Pricing; Corundum Treatments and Pricing by Gemworld International May 13-14th 2013
  • ASA GJ209-Advanced Diamond Grading at GIA Carlsbad, California July 17th to 18th 2013
  • ASA Gems and Jewelry Specialty Examination March 2014
  • ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser July 07, 2014
  • ASA GJ210 Master Gemologist Exam July 20, 2014
  • ASA Master Gemologist Appraiser® August 18, 2014

BUSINESS

  • New England Gemological Laboratory & Appraisal Services, LLC – Principal, 2001 to present
  • Over forty-four years of experience in the retail jewelry business, beginning 1971
  • Employed for over twenty years at Lux Bond & Green, one of New England’s premier jewelers, focusing on appraisals and sales and managing one of the locations.
  • Member American Society of Jewelry Historians
  • Member Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association
  • Member Accredited Gemologists Association-Accredited Senior Appraiser
  • Certified Member National Association of Jewelry Appraisers