Paula Fox
Paula Fox, Bucks County Appraiser
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Groups & Associations

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
International Society of Appraisers
Gemological Institute of America
Accredited Gemologists Association
The American Society of Jewelry Historians
Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce
NAC

Profile

Expert Gemologist Bucks CountyAs part of a long list of “high profile names”, Paula has worked with television, sport, and business “celebrities”. She is known for her ability to provide professional services while maintaining client confidentiality. Major insurance companies rely on Paula and her office daily to mediate and settle insurance claims relating to all personal property. Auditors utilize Paula’s services for major Philadelphia jewelry manufacturer’s inventory assets statements. Local Galleries and auction houses in the Bucks County area refer their clients to Paula Fox for their appraisal needs. Paula has served as an expert witness in jewelry and personal property cases in Pennsylvania as well as New Jersey.

EDUCATION

Gemological and Appraisal Training:

  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Diamonds
  • Certificate; 1991
  • GIA Diamond Grading Certificate; 1992
  • GIA Colored Stone Certificate; 1994
  • GIA Colored Stone Certificate; 1995
  • GIA Gem Identification Certificate; 1995
  • GIA Graduate Gemologist Diploma; 1996

Certificates of Completion:

  • GIA Introduction to Counter Sketching; 1992
  • Bucks County Community College (B.C.C.C.), Introduction
  • to Goldsmithing; 1994
  • Rhode Island College, Antique and Period Jewelry &
  • Gemstone Conference; 1998
  • Institute for the Study of Antiques & Collectibles; 1999
  • International Society of Appraisers (ISA) (Core Courses 101, 102, 103); 2000
  • Accredited Gemologist Association (AGA) Tucson Symposium; 2000 – ongoing
  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Tucson Symposium; 2000 – ongoing
  • ISA Expert Witness Advanced Appraisal; 2001
  • ISA Assets & Personal Property; 2003 – ongoing
  • ISA Art History for the Generalist Appraiser; 2004
  • ISA Requalification Testing; 2005 & 2010
  • ISA Antiques and Residential Contents Accredited Member; 2007
  • ISA Advanced Report Writing; 2011
  • ISA Certified Member Status (ISA-CAPP); 2013
  • AAA USPAP Examination; 2014

BUSINESS HISTORY

  • Sales and retail management; 1984 –1989
  • Insurance Replacement Specialist; 1989 – present
  • Business owner / retail sales and consultation; 1995 – present
  • Appraiser (jewelry, collectibles, fine art, sterling, furniture, estate); 1989 – present

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Attends monthly and yearly seminars, conferences and symposiums sponsored by:
GIA, AGA, NAJA, ISA, AAA, ASA, PMA, ASJRA, and ASJH to enhance expertise; including but not limited to: Wood Identification, Oriental Rugs, Silver, Ceramics, Gems and Jewelry, and Holiday Collectibles

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIP

  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Graduate gemologist, Alumni member
  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA); 1997 – present
  • Senior member; 2002 – present
  • International Society of Appraisers (ISA); 2000 – present
  • Accredited Gemologist Association (AGA); 2000 – present
  • American Society of Jewelry Historians (ASJH); 2003 – present
  • Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA); 1998 – present
  • Lower Bucks Chamber of Commerce (LBCC); 2001 – present
  • Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts (ASJRA); 2013 – present
  • Bucks County Estate Planning Council; 2012 – present

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Guest on “Value This! With Brian and Leon” WRNJ 1510AM radio program; 2004
  • Expert witness in multiple states; 2004 – present
  • Lecturer for various seminars, adult education classes & symposiums; Ongoing.

A Full-Service Replacement Specialist