The Sather’s experience includes professional information and advise from a professionally trained team of individuals. Our professionals hold coveted titles such as GIA Graduate Gemologist, AGS Certified Gemologist, GIA Insurance Replacement Appraiser, Certified Diamontologists and Guild Gemologists.
Our team is trained by the best in the jewelry industry including:
Consumer Protection Since 1934 ™. When you work with members of the American Gem Society, you’re working with knowledgeable and credentialed experts in gems and jewelry who adhere to the highest ethical and professional standards. Only 5% of jewelers, designers, appraisers, and suppliers nationwide have met the exacting standards for membership in the American Gem Society, and all titleholders must be re-certified annually! Shop with the best — a jewelry expert and member of the American Gem Society.
Gemological Institute of America – Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s largest and most respected nonprofit institute of gemological research and learning. Conceived 75 years ago in the grand tradition of Europe’s most respected institutes, GIA discovers (through GIA Research), imparts (through GIA Education), and applies (through the GIA Laboratory and GIA Instruments) gemological knowledge to ensure the public trust in gems and jewelry.
The Diamond Council of America (DCA) was founded in 1944 as a forum to educate jewelry sales professionals about diamonds and gems. This not-for-profit organization provides the professional jeweler with an opportunity to earn a certification in diamonds and gemstones, and gives salespeople the knowledge and training necessary to make them successful. Today, the DCA represents more than 4,900 jewelry stores and leading suppliers of diamonds and gems across the country. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the DCA is a leading educational organization for professional retail jewelry salespeople. Since the organization’s beginnings, it is estimated that well over 100,000 retail jewelry professionals have graduated from the DCA’s course offerings in the study of diamonds and colored gemstones.