EL PASO, TX (KTSM) — El Paso jewelry designer, appraiser and author Susan Eisen was recently honored as one of 13 certified gemologist appraisers in the United States by the American Gem Society for completed 30 consecutive years with this title.
Eisen is the only certified gemologist appraiser in El Paso and this is the only time an El Paso jeweler has received this honor. Earning the Certified Gemologist Appraiser credential includes completing several courses and seminars and passing an annual specialty recertification exam and there are only 290 CGA credential holders in the United States.
Only one in twenty jewelers have met the rigorous requirements needed to become a member of the AGS. To join, each member must go through a peer-reviewed application process and pass an annual recertification exam. This process ensures that every AGS member you encounter is at the top of their game and, more importantly, each is committed to protecting their customers by providing in-depth knowledge of the gemology of the products they sell and adhering to strict ethical standards. Eisen was born and raised in El Paso and founded her company on Montana Street 42 years ago. She is a UTEP-trained jewelry artist and goldsmith, has won the Best Jeweler category in El Paso for 11 years in a row, and has had more than 50 pieces worn on the red carpet by celebrities.
Susan Eisen is President and Chief Designer of Susan Eisen Fine Jewelry Watches Art & Appraisals (www.susaneisen.com), is the only El Paso licensed gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America, Master Gemologist Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers , and a Certified Gemologist Appraiser with the American Gem Society. She is the author of three books, one on jewelry collecting (Crazy about jewelry! An expert guide to buying, selling and caring for your jewelry), one on the art collection (Mad about Art! The expert guide to buying, selling and caring for your fine art collection) and one on preventing family legacy battles after you die (Myth of the Million Dollar Dish: An Effective and Powerful Plan to Avoid a Family Inheritance Battle After Your Death).