Credentials

Kim Piracci GG Certified Senior AppraiserAcademic Education

  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Graduate Gemologist
    September 2003
  • Additional coursework in pearl grading
  • SUNY Plattsburgh, Bachelor of Science 
    Magna Cum Laude, December 1980

Professional Affiliations

  • The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)
    Certified Senior Member
  • The Gemological Institute of America (GIA)
    Alumni Association
  • The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts
    Member

On-going Education

  • The NAJA Annual Mid-Year Education Conference, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
  • The NAJA Annual Winter Conference, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • World of Gems Conference, 2010, 2014
  • Gemworld Cultured Pearl and Pricing Workshop, 2013
  • Rapaport International Diamond Conference, 2010
  • The Association for the Study of Jewelry and Related Arts Annual Conference, 2009, 2013
  • Accredited Gemologists Association Conference in February, 2007
  • The Gemological Institute of America, Gemstone Treatment course February 3, 2007