Knowledge. Experience. Integrity.
At Gemological Consulting Services, we use the three most essential tools of appraising – our eyes, our knowledge, and our unique experience of over 50 years in the diamond, gem and jewelry industry, We offer a fully equipped gemological laboratory for the identification and analysis of gemstones. To ensure our expertise, we monitor all relevant primary and secondary markets, keep current on the latest in gemological research, regularly attend educational conferences and undergo special vision examinations.
We take great pride in our profession and are proud to be members of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, the only appraisal organization devoted exclusively to jewelry and gems.
Larry L. Azose
Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America
Senior Accredited Gemologist, Accredited Gemologists Association
Member, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
Member, American Society of Jewelry Historians
Larry Azose is a third generation jeweler who began his training at the age of nine under the tutelage of his father and grandfather. At the age of 18, prior to attending the University of Washington, he earned the prestigious Graduate Gemologist in Residence degree from the Gemological Institute of America.
For more than thirty years, Mr. Azose was actively engaged in the general management and customer service responsibilities of his family’s boutique jewelry firm specializing in the custom design and manufacture of fine jewelry. Mr. Azose has extensive knowledge of jewelry manufacturing techniques, and an in depth understanding of the diamond and colored stone trade.
Mr. Azose provides guidance and appraisal services for the private and trade sectors. He has also provided gemological training to employees of a major regional retailer, and consultation services for leading regional attorneys, banks, insurance adjusters, and local and federal law enforcement agencies. He has also been featured in local media as an expert in gems and jewelry.
Mr. Azose is an Eagle Scout and respected community activist dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations become more effective and institute best practices for strategic planning and board governance.