Jeweler/Graduate Gemologist (GIA) on Site
Solon Holt is a Graduate Gemologist (G.G.), (in residence) which is long regarded as the jewelry industry's most prestigious academic credential. Graduates from the Gemological Institute of America are awarded this degree after completing extensive required courses, laboratory training, and exams. This world-renowned program provides the science and technical knowledge needed to deal in the entire spectrum of diamonds and colored stones.
Mr. Holt has over 25 years experience in the jewelry industry. He is on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Jewelers Association and a Certified Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA). He has won several design contests, was named Tennesee's Jeweler of the Year in 2004 and named NAJA's Member of the Year, also in 2004.
Mr. Holt continually attends local and national conferences and educational seminars in order to stay informed and educated in the ever-changing world of diamonds and colored gems.
The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers sets the professional standards and ethics in the field on jewelry appraising. As a Certified Senior Member of NAJA, Mr. Holt must adhere to the Code of Professional Ethics of the Association and all appraisals must be performed under the constraints of this code.