Plano Texas Jewelry Appraisals

Patricia Ann Cole

Patricia Ann Cole Graduate Gemologist (G.I.A.)
Senior Member NAJA
Accredited Jewelry Professional (G.I.A.)

Résumé:

  • Born in Waco, Texas, grew up in Dallas, Texas.
  • Currently living in Plano, Texas since 1983.

Education:

  • Graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School, Dallas, TX
  • Graduated from North Texas State University, Denton, TX with a B.A. in Home Economics and a Teaching Certification.

Graduate Gemologist Courses completed to receive the title of Graduate Gemologist and Accredited Jewelry Professional
Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad California

  • Courses Include:
    • Jewelry Essentials
    • Color Stone Essentials
    • Diamond Essentials
    • Diamonds and Diamond Grading
    • Colored Stones Grading
    • Gem Identification
    • Pearl Grading
  • Laboratory classes completed:
    • Diamond Grading
    • Colored Stone Grading
    • Gem Identification
    • Pearl Grading

Additional Courses:

  • Advanced Gemology: Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald by the Gemological Institute of America
  • Appraising Gems & Jewelry Advanced by American Society of Appraisers
  • The AGS Way by American Gem Society
  • Diamond Grading Exam by American Gem Society
  • The Brightest Star by American Gem Society
  • Jewelry Appraisal Basic’ Skills, Jewelry Vigilant Committee
  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Educational Course
  • Jewelry Appraising, Cos Altobelli, C.G.A., AGS
  • Jewelers of America Sales Professional

Professional Memberships:

  • Alumni Member of the Graduate Institute of America
  • Alumni Member of the Texas GIA Association, Lone Star Chapter
  • Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

Local Memberships:         

  • Leadership Plano, Class 28
  • Women Engaged in Building Business
  • Olde Town Project Plano
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Danny "Dan" L Cole

Dan Cole - Plano JewelerGraduate Gemologist (G.I.A.)
JA Certified Bench Jeweler
Accredited Jewelry Professional (G.I.A.)

Résumé:

  • Born in Carthage, Texas, grew up in Lubbock, Texas.
  • Currently living in Plano, Texas since 1983.

Background:

After graduation form Texas Tech University, Dan managed retail jewelry departments for over six years in Texas and California for Best Products Co., Inc. and Finlay Fine Jewelry.

Taking a break from retail, Dan went to work for "Ma Bell" in Los Angeles and transferred to Dallas, Texas just before AT&T was broken into the seven operating Bell companies.  Through the years, Dan held various non-management and management positions in residential business office, yellow page sales and customer service, FCC regulatory compliance, SBC's E-Channel online presence development, and retiring after more than 25 years as a Senior Project Manager in Information Technology Operations.

Following an early retirement, Dan decided to re-think, re-tool, and re-invent himself in the jewelry industry.  Dan proceeded to do so by enrolling at the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology in Paris...Texas.  Following 20 intensive months of theory and hands on training, Dan graduated as a JA Certified Bench Jeweler.  Following an additional 2 year apprenticeship with a Dallas custom jewelry company, Dan joined Patricia as Gems of Time's JA Certified Bench Jeweler providing services which include; repair, custom design, and computed aided design.

Education:

  • Graduated from Lubbock High School in Lubbock, Texas.
  • Graduated from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas with a BA in Psychology, minor in Sociology.
  • Project Management Professional Certification from the Project Management Institute.
  • Graduated from the Gemological Institute of America earning degrees as an Accredited Jewelry Professional (G.I.A.), and as a Graduate Gemologist (G.I.A.).
  • Graduated from the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology earning the Jewelers of America Certified Bench Jeweler title.

Professional Memberships:

  • Alumni member of the Gemological Institute of America
  • Alumni member of the Texas GIA Association, Lone Star Chapter
  • Alumni member of the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology
  • Project Management Professional "PMP" Retired