Mr. Palmieri, jewelry appraiser, forensic expert, consultant and broker, is President of Gemological Appraisal Association, Inc. and publisher of GAA Appraisal Manual and Palmieri’s Market Monitor. Mr. Palmieri is also the founder and president of GCAL, an ISO 17025 Accredited Forensic Laboratory.
He developed and produces an industry exclusive guaranteed diamond grading certificate through Gem Certification & Assurance Lab, Inc. (GCAL). Mr. Palmieri is Chairman of Gemprint Corp. All companies are located at 580 Fifth Avenue, Lower Lobby, New York, NY 10036, telephone (212) 869-9792 or (212) 869-8985 and Fax (212) 869-2315. Mr. Palmieri is currently serving as Chapter 11 Trustee since February 2005 in a $40 million diamond manufacturer bankruptcy case, appointed by the US Trustee,
New York Southern District. Mr. Palmieri has worked in all levels of the jewelry and gemstone profession during his 48-year career. Starting at the age of 18 as a jewelry apprentice, designer and special order jeweler, then to retail as salesman, designer, buyer, appraiser, and later as a wholesale representative of two major companies, Seiko Time Corporation and Baumgold Bros. Inc. (diamond cutters) covering New England, New York and Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Military from 1966-1969 and is a decorated Vietnam veteran. Palmieri has worked for well-known companies in western Pennsylvania, such as F. J. Bauer Co., Bailey, Banks & Biddle, and Hardy & Hayes, before starting his own business in 1978. Mr. Palmieri is a 1971 graduate in residence of the Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica, CA (now located in Carlsbad, CA). He is a 2011 graduate of the Foundation FGA Course through the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Palmieri has been under contract with the Federal Trade Commission, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Customs Bureau, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Trustee’s Office, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and The Ontario Attorney General as a consultant, appraiser, mediator, forensic expert witness and trustee. His expertise is frequently sought by banks, museums, foundations, insurance companies, the jewelry trade – both wholesale and retail, law firms, accounting firms and individuals as jewelry quality and value comes into question, and has been called upon to testify as an expert witness in major court cases throughout the United States, Canada, Singapore and The Bahamas. read more...