David M. Baker, G.G., C.G.A., I.S.A.
Summary of Qualifications
Current-Independent Personal Property Appraiser,
Specialty-Jewelry & Gems,
2002 to 2006- President & employee, Cameron Baker Gemologist/Jeweler, Inc., Supervisor of American Gem Society Accredited Gem Lab for Identification of Gemstones, Supervising Appraiser, Custom Design, In-House Casting, Stone Setting, Gemstone Buyer, Estate Broker, and daily store operation.
1982 to 2002- President & employee, David Baker Creative Jewelers, Inc., Supervisor of American Gem Society Accredited Gem Lab for Identification of Gemstones, Supervising Appraiser, Custom Design, In-House Casting, Stone Setting, Gemstone Buyer, Estate Broker, and daily store operation.
1979 to 1981 - Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, California. International Instructor of diamond grading and gem identification , teaching jewelers to grade diamonds and identify gemstones. The "GIA" is the largest non-profit educational organization within the jewelry industry in the world.
1974 to 1979 - Albert H. Kull & Sons, Associate, Columbus Ohio's oldest jeweler and oldest American Gem Society Jeweler in Columbus.
Appraisal and Gemological Education
2007 - International Society of Appraisers Annual Conference on Personal
Property Appraising, Fort Worth,
1993-International Society of Appraisers/University of Maryland-Continuing Education Program, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property Program Course 108-Appraisal of Gemstones.
1993-Amercan Gem Society Educational Conclave, Dallas, Texas, March 31-April 4. Includes Certified Gemologist Appraiser Update.
1992-International Society of Appraisers/Indiana University Continuing Education Program, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property Program Courses 101-Professional Appraisal Practices: Ethics, Business Practices, and Communications, 102- Personal Property Methodology and Reasoning, 103-Personal Property Appraiser's Fiduciary Responsibilities and Liabilities. Successfully completed resulting in Full Member Status in the International Society of Appraisers.
1982 to present- Annual re registration proficiency exams by the American Gem Society required to maintain titles and membership in the "AGS".
1989-American Gem Society- Completed the required course of study for the Certified Gemologist Appraiser title, the highest title awarded by the "AGS".
1988-American Gem Society Educational Conclave, Toronto, Canada, April 23-28, 1988.
1985-Completed the requirements for the AGS designation, Certified Gemologist, March 1, 1985.
1984-American Gem Society Educational Conclave, Atlanta, Georgia, March 31-Apr. 3, 1984.
1983-American Gem Society Educational Conclave, Colorado Springs, Co. April 23-26, 1983.
1979- Graduate Gemologist Diploma, Gemological Institute of America-July 23, 1979.
1978-Completed the requirements for the designation Registered Jeweler, American Gem Society.
1973 – Associate Degree – Business Administration –
1987- David Baker’s Gem Lab met the requirements to achieve the designation of Accredited Gem Laboratory.
1988-American Gem Society/International Society of Appraisers Color Vision Testing by Dr. Frank Ziskan, D.O., F.A.A.O., University of California, Berkeley, California. Results- Moderately Green Defective Color Vision with Functionally Normal Hue Discrimination.
1993- Ohio State University, Optometry Clinic, by Dr. Gregory W. Good, O.D., Ph.D. Results-Mild Deuteranomalous Trichromat with normal functional hue discrimination.
1997 - Ohio State University, Optometry Clinic, by Dr. Vincent L. Driggs, O.D., Results-Mild Deuteranomaly with normal hue discrimination.
2002-American Gem Society/International Society of
Appraisers Color Vision Testing - Results- Moderately Green Defective Color
Vision with Functionally
2007 – American Gem Society, Color Vision Testing, Mild Deutan, Red/Green,
Professional Courses and Seminars as a Speaker
1991-Featured Speaker, Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association-North Texas Chapter - North Texas Annual Workshop.
1983-Featured Speaker-GIA Alumni Association-Ohio/Indiana Chapter.
1981-Featured Speaker, Ohio Guild of the American Gem Society.
1981-Featured Speaker, North Carolina Guild of the American Gem Society.
1981-Instructor- American Gem Society Educational Conclave, Chicago, Illinois, April 25-28, 1981.
1980-Instructor-American Gem Society Educational Conclave, Dallas, Texas, April 19-22, 1980.
1980-Featured Speaker-American Society of Appraisers, Los Angeles, California.
Published Professional Articles
Revolution in Diamond Cutting : Laser Sawing of Diamond Crystals by David Baker, appearing in Fall 1981 issue of Gems and Gemology, an international quarterly journal of the Gemological Institute of America.
Published Professional Articles-Citations
Citation of the article Revolution in Diamond Cutting: Laser Sawing of
Diamond Crystals by David Baker occurred in the Fall 1982 issue of the Diamond
World Review, Technology Section, page 1651. The Diamond World Review is an
international diamond trade periodical published in
Revolution in Diamond Cutting: Laser Sawing of Diamond Crystals by David Baker is the #1 cited article at Yahoo.com and Google.com on laser sawing of diamond crystals. This has led to numerous international consultations in the field.
American Gem Society-an organization
dedicated to the maintaining the highest level of ethics, integrity, and
education within the jewelry industry. Mr. Baker was a Certified Gemologist
Appraiser-American Gem Society with an Accredited Gem Laboratory for gem
International Society of Appraisers-Largest society of Personal Property Appraisers. ISA maintains a rigorous course of study in appraisal theory and technique. Mr. Baker is a Full Member in ISA.
Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association - Charter Lifetime Member, Founding President of the Ohio/Indiana chapter-1983 to 1985.
Ohio Jewelers Association/ Jewelers of America - local and national trade associations. Note-David Baker is a Local Media Spokesperson for Jewelers of America
Jewelers Security Alliance-A communication organization for promoting proper security measures for the jewelry industry.
United States Department of Justice -
United States Department of Justice - the Drug Enforcement Administration.
United States Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms.
Department-Park National Bank,
Commercial Loan Department -
National City Bank,
Approximately 27 Retail & Wholesale Jewelers.
Trust & Estate Departments, Private Banking, Replacement & Estate Appraisals & Reports, Loose Gemstone & Diamond Importer, Custom made by Hand Jewelry, Platinum, Gold, Complete Estates Purchased.
Expertise: Jewelry-Antique & Period, Jewelry-Contemporary, Jewelry-Diamonds, Jewelry-Estate, Jewelry-Gemstones.
Expert witness testimony, report writing, and consultations regarding gemological issues, procedures, and jewelry appraisals, gemstones & diamonds, jewelry, gemology, jewelry manufacturing.
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