Local Jewelry Appraiser Attends National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Annual Conference

Fort Myers, FL, February 25, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Cameron Pelle, G.J.G./NAJA Member and Gallery manager of Mark Loren Designs recently attended The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers’ 35th ACE annual winter conference in Tucson.

The Association, consisting of national and international membership is dedicated to the maintenance of professional standards, professional ethics and education in the field of jewelry appraising. All members must adhere to the professional Code of Ethics of the Association and all appraisal assignments must be performed under the constraints of this Code. Members in good standing must continue advanced education.

This year’s conference concentrated on several work areas which confront appraisers on a daily basis and updated their knowledge to keep them current. Lectures were given on ruby treatments regarding synthetics, glass and lead filled fracture filling enhancements. Authentication and grading of wristwatches with an emphasis on Rolex watches was given in great detail with current pricing and valuation a focal point.

Cameron Pelle, a native of Fort Myers, is a Graduate Jeweler/Gemologist of The Gemological Institute of America with over sixteen years’ experience in the jewelry industry. He is employed by Mark Loren Designs and is also owner of National Gemological Services, Ltd. since 2000. He performs appraisals and appraisal related services such as gem identification, gemstone grading, verification of jewelry purchased online, overseas, or privately, jewelry identification for estate purpose, wristwatch authentication and valuation.

About Mark Loren Designs
Mark Loren Designs is a jeweler and has been offering custom designed jewelry, repairs and recreations of sentimental heirlooms for 25 years in Southwest Florida. His efforts have earned high praise by leaders in the jewelry industry. Loren was named one of 39 of the world’s top jewelry artists in the recently published book, Gemstones Masters: Major Works by Leading Artists. The artists in this juried collection were selected by jewelry curator, designer and president of the American Jewelry Design Council, Alan Revere.

His other recognitions include the International Spectrum Design awards, bestowed by the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), are considered the “Oscars” of the jewelry-design industry—and Loren and his design team have won several over the years for “outstanding jewelry design incorporated colored gemstones.” They’ve earned two AGTA Manufacturing Honors, awarded for combining elegant use of natural colored gemstones with techniques that can be used by mainstream manufacturers. They’ve also taken home two Platinum Honors prizes and won the International Pearl Design contest. Examples of his work can be found online at www.marklorendesigns.com.

Mark Loren Designs
Erika Houser