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Professional Profile

Eileen R. Eichhorn GG

Graduate Gemologist/Appraiser

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Professional Experience
Sales, Marketing

Buying/selling fine jewelry, loose diamonds, gemstones antique/estate jewelry, watches/clocks, silver; specializing in green gemstones.

Apprenticed to John R. Eichhorn, father, Eichhorn Jewelry 1965-1971. 

Employed by J.B. Hudson Jewelers, Minneapolis 1971-1975 (sales/merchandising).

Employed by Eichhorn Jewelry since 1975 President/Secretary-Treasurer



University of Minnesota - Liberal Arts, BA/BFA granted 1974 - Minneapolis.


Continuing Education

Indiana University School of Continuing Studies: 
International Society of Appraisers Courses
101 - Introduction to Personal Property Appraising
102 - Methodology and Reasoning
103 - Appraiser's Fiduciary Responsibilities
104 - Advanced Appraisal Theory and Report Writing
The above courses were taken at IU-Bloomington, IN
Certificates of Completion issued:  1988-1989.
ISA 8 "The Appraisal of Gemstones"  Tucson, AZ 1992
NAJA Conferences: 1995, 1997, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
ISA Conferences: 2000 Toronto; 2003 Philadelphia; 2004 Atlanta; 2005 Chicago; 2008 Baltimore,

USPAP-7 hour 2018, Requalification: 2019


Gemological Education

Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Certificates:
Diamond Grading and Evaluation 1980
Colored Stone Grading and Evaluation 1982
Colored Stone Grading (ColorMaster) 1984
Grading and Evaluation of Pearls 1984
Gemologist Diploma 1987 Graduate Gemologist 1995


Appraisal Experience

Gem and Jewelry Appraiser since 1975
Insurance, divorce, estates, damage reports, estimates to replace, customs

evaluation, collateral, comparison, qualitative reports, casualty loss, and charitable contributions.


Professional Association

President Indiana Jewelers Association
Board Member 1980-2019
Accredited Member:  International Society of Appraisers
ISA Chair Gems and Jewelry 2003
Certified Senior Member:  National Association of Jewelry Appraisers,

Member AWCI 2004-2019

Business Awards

Sam Walton Business Leader 1998
Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year 2000
Decatur Business Woman of the Year 2001

Bellmont High School Distinguished Graduate 2003

Erekson Award 2004


130 N. Second Street
Decatur, Indiana  46733


Fax:  260-724-9483


as of  1-28-2019





Eichhorn Jewelry, Inc. 130 N 2nd St, Decatur, IN   46733   (260) 724-2621  or 1-800-589-2621


We accept all major Credit Cards, Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Trade-ins, Scrap Gold, Formula Bucks &

Decatur Chamber Dollars. INTEREST FREE LAYAWAY. Financing now available (with approved credit).


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