Jennifer Thornton

Graduate Gemologist (GG)

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) April 3, 1995


  • The American Society of Appraisers (ASA), 1998-2022
  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), 1995-2009
  • International Society of Appraisers (ISA); Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP), 2000-2004
  • USPAP - 2018: 15-hour Continuing Education
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Information & Library Service (UMA)
  • Associate in the Arts, Legal Assisting (Paralegal)
  • Retail Sales & Management at Ben Bridge Jeweler
  • Preview worker at Butterfield & Butterfield Auctioneer’s (Bonham’s)
  • Reporter for the publication, “Auction Market Resources” 1995-2000
  • Jewelry Manufacturing Classes (GIA) 1992-1993: Jewelry Repair, Basic Stone Setting, Advanced Stone Setting, Counter Sketching, Wax Class, Advanced Bench Techniques
  • Yearly Trade Show Attendance:  JCK Las Vegas, Tucson Gem-Mineral & Jewelry Show


Example of Current & Past Clients

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Asset Seizure Unit

First American Trust, Santa Ana CA.

Greenwald, Hoffman & Meyer L.L.P. 

JP Morgan Chase Bank

KCBS-TV News, Special Assignment

Law Offices of Y. Jessie Shaw


State of California, State Controller’s Office

Tressler, Solerstrom, Maloney & Priess