Qualifications

Qualifications of
NEIL H. COHEN, GIA GG, ASA
MASTER GEMOLOGIST APPRAISER ®
ACCREDITED SENIOR APPRAISER AMERICAN SOCIETY OF APPRAISERS

GENERAL

President of M.B.A. Associates, Inc., an appraisal firm, located at:
1000 Farmington Avenue, Suite 108
West Hartford, Connecticut 06107

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

M.B.A., University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, Finance Major, 1971

B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, Industrial Engineering, 1958

Gemological Institute of America

Diamond Grading and Evaluation Certificate awarded 1963

Colored Stone Grading, Evaluation, and Identification Certificate awarded 1964

Gemologist Diploma, July 12, 1967

Gemologist Update, May 1981

Advanced Diamond Grading, September 14, 1995

Gemology Enrichment Program – Diamond and Colored Stones

Insurance Replacement Appraisal, Certificate with honors awarded August 6, 1996

Accredited Gemologist Association

Continuing Education – Country of Origin, Synthetics and their I.D.

Colored Stones and Diamond Enhancement

American Society of Appraisers

GJ205 & GJ206 Recertification

Valid Through November 25, 2017

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

Vice President, Hartford Jewelry and Loan Company
Held Position of Chief Appraiser and Loan Officer

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

American Society of Appraisers

Accredited Senior Appraiser – Master Gemologist Appraiser ®

Past President Connecticut Chapter

Past National Regional Governor

National Gems and Jewelry Committee

Accredited Gemologists Association

Past National President

Past National Vice President

Past National Treasurer

Accredited Gemological Laboratory

Greater Hartford Better Business Bureau

Past Member of Executive Board

Jewelers Security Alliance

Jewelers of America

Jewelers Vigilance Committee

EXPERT WITNESS

Superior Courts, State of Connecticut, United States Claims Court

United States Federal Court

TEACHING

Adjunct Faculty, University of Hartford


American Society of Appraisers
accredited gemologists association

Business Hours

DayFromTo
Monday09:00 AM05:30 PM
Tuesday09:00 AM05:30 PM
Wednesday09:00 AM05:30 PM
Thursday09:00 AM05:30 PM
Friday09:00 AM05:30 PM
Saturday09:00 AM12:30 PM
Sunday Closed