The GemLab Team
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
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.
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 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 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.
Sarah brings jewellery experience and a strong customer service ethos to GemLab after many years managing her family’s business, Charlton Jewellers, on the North Shore. Sarah also manages GemLab’s accounts, invoicing, paying the bills and making sure we get paid.
An experienced gemmologist and valuer, Karina has rejoined the GemLab staff as a part-time jewellery insurance claims valuer. 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.
Megan is responsible for photographing and cleaning your precious jewellery in preparation for assessment by GemLab Valuers. She will also be calling you if you have an insurance claim for jewellery. Megan can also explain our services and make sure you are getting the right documentation for the type of jewellery you have.