We are located in Mount Dora, Florida at Renningers Antique Center on US Highway 441. Linelle attended the California College of Arts & Crafts.
Francis has always loved gemstones and jewelry. He became friendly with a gentleman named Paul Desautels, who was the curator of the Smithsonian Institute Gem & Mineral Collection. With Mr. Desautels as his guide, he was privileged to see many of the collection's specimens first hand, including the Hope Diamond which gave him a life long fascination and appreciation of gemstones, He was a self taught jeweler in the early 1970's who studied antique pieces to reverse engineer them in order to see how they had been made. Starting in the 1976, Francis studied Gemology and Jewelry Arts at GIA in Santa Monica, California. He believes that gemology is an ongoing study and is a subscriber and contributor to many prestigious Gemology and Jewelry related publications.
Linelle and Francis won the Orlando Weekly's Best Custom Jeweler and have been featured in several articles about them in the Orlando Sentinel.
- American Express, Debit Cards, Diner's Club, Discover, Google Checkout, MasterCard, Money Orders, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, VISA, ATM Service available onsite
|City||Mount Dora, FL|
|Address||20651 US Highway 441|
|Phone Number||(352) 551-3794|
- I would recommend this business
- They get it!
Understands the sentiment behind piece.
Working within your budget.
These are key words for this talented couple.
Don't miss out.
These will be you"go to" jewelers.
|Value for money||Individuality and quality within your budget|
|Service & support||Education is free! You will experience personal service and support|
|Location||Worth the drive|
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This can be confusing to most people. I hear all the time that someone bought a piece of jewelry with a GIA appraisal for twice as much as they paid. The Gemological Institute of America, or GIA, is a school and research institution the pioneered standardized diamond grading. GIA also has a gem grading laboratory, GIA-GTL, that provides diamond, colored diamond and colored gemstone grading reports. These are not appraisal in that they never assign a value. An appraisal should describe a piece of jewelry and give a value.