Duncan Parker brings 32 years of industry experience to Dupuis
TORONTO, May 14, 2012 /CNW/ - Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers Inc. today announced that Duncan Parker, FGA, FCGmA, CAP (CJA) has been named Vice President, Jewellery Specialist. His responsibilities will include consulting with consignors as well as assisting prospective buyers.
Ron Dupuis, President, said: "We are excited to bring Duncan Parker on board. His depth of knowledge gained from a wealth of experience in grading diamonds and coloured stones will strengthen Dupuis' expertise while continuing to foster the trusted relationship between our firm and our clients. I have also known Duncan for over 20 years as an avid cyclist, gardener and world traveler and I have tremendous confidence in both his professional and personal integrity."
Previously, director of research at Harold Weinstein Ltd., a leading and respected jewellery appraisal company, Duncan has advised innumerable clients on the disposition of personal jewellery. Duncan is a columnist and contributor for industry magazines and journals. He has been an instructor of the gemstone course at Ryerson University, the Gemmology courses of George Brown College and Canadian Gemmological Association as well as instructor Master Valuer Program with the Canadian Jewellers Association. A renowned expert, he speaks regularly at international gem and jewellery conferences and symposiums, as well as at less formal events. He has served as President of the Canadian Gemmological Association since 1995. Duncan Parker has been an industry spokesperson for gems and jewellery on radio and television including Discovery Channel and HGTV.
George Friedmann, avid jewellery connoisseur and owner/operator of Yorkville's prestigious boutique hotel, The Windsor Arms, stated, "Over the years, whether the occasion is big or small, Dupuis has always been able to offer the right solution, regardless of budget.The selections and associated history of the offerings is diverse allowing for just that right piece for that special someone on that special occasion. I'm pleased to hear about the addition of their new jewellery specialist. I look forward to the upcoming June auction with their usual high standards and friendly service."
As a research gemmologist, jewellery appraiser, author, educator, and speaker, Duncan Parker is uniquely qualified to fulfill the role of Jewellery Specialist at Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers. His diverse skills and industry resources will serve as an added benefit to Dupuis' clientele.
Established in 1986, Dupuis is Canada's leading jewellery auction house with published sale results totaling $8.6 million in 2011. Dupuis' specialists provide 'condition reports' upon request for any lots offered for sale as well as 'auction estimates' to prospective consignors at no charge or obligation. Auction catalogues, a popular showcase for unique and beautiful jewels, are available in print, online or via Dupuis' iPhone app.
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