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The GemLab Team

Paul Nilsson

Paul Nilsson

Holding Diplomas from both the Gemological Institute of America (G.GIA) and the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA distinction) as a trained Gemologist and Diamond Grader, Paul has been valuing New Zealanders’ jewellery for more than 30 years. Paul’s forte is large diamonds and high quality coloured stones. He has an in‐depth knowledge of the insurance industry and is able to advise on insurance claim matters. Paul can be contacted directly by email at paul.nilsson(at)gemlab.co.nz

Chrissy Terblanche

Chrissy Terblanche

A GIA trained Gemologist and Diamond Grader, Chrissy has been with GemLab for 15 years, only interrupted by her London OE (where she found a husband) and the births of her two children. Chrissy’s specialty is the quality grading of loose diamonds and insurance claim assessments on damaged jewellery, but she has experience across a wide range of jewellery types as well.

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Harris

Jennifer is an FGA and DGA which means that she has the prestigious Gemmological and Diamond Diplomas from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Jen has been with GemLab for 20 years, and is therefore experienced in valuing all types of jewellery, with the accurate assessment of loose high quality diamonds her specialty. At the same time she is home executive to a three children household.

Kelly Wong

Kelly Wong

Another of our GIA trained Diamond Graders and Gemologists, Kelly has been with GemLab for more than 12 years, starting with us just before we moved from Vulcan Lane to the North Shore. Kelly is right up to date with the latest gem identification and advanced diamond grading techniques. She is also au fait with quality watches and their values.

Janelle Sequeira

Janelle Sequeira

Janelle is a qualified GIA Diamond Grader (GIA) and FGA gemmologist and a full member of the Jewellery Valuers Society of New Zealand. Janelle is an experienced jewellery valuer, ready and able to provide accurate descriptions and values on all of your modern, estate, and antique jewellery items.

Justyna Schroeder

Justyna Schroeder

Justyna is an insurance claim specialist jewellery valuer. Experienced with a wide range of jewellery in her previous roles in sales, management, and valuing with Walker and Hall in NZ, and Watches of Switzerland and Theo Fennell in London, Justyna has been with GemLab for more than five years.

Karina Turi

Karina Turi

An experienced Valuer, Karina has rejoined the GemLab staff after several years in Jewellery retail and wholesale. Originally from England, Karina has the prestigious FGA and DGA qualifications from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain and comes from a family of Jewellery manufacturers and retailers.

Lara Nicholson

Lara Nicholson

Lara is responsible for photographing and cleaning your precious jewellery in preparation for assessment by GemLab Valuers. She will also be able to explain our services to you and make sure you are getting the right documentation for the type of jewellery you have.

Roberta MacKellaig

Roberta MacKellaig

Friendly customer service is Roberta’s forte. She will take you through the valuation process and can explain our services in greater depth. Call her now on (09) 489 9919.

Nickie Clavis

Nickie Clavis

Nickie manages all of GemLab’s accounts, invoicing, paying the bills and making sure we get paid. She also helps with quality control for the valuation documentation.

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