Owner, Savoie Fine Jewelry Appraisers
JHJ”s Ira Savoie is more than just a helpful JHJ member. Ira, based in Metairie, Louisiana, has more than 40 years experience in the jewelry industry, including a great amount of experience on the retail side.
Ira is one of only 20 independent certified gemologist appraisers registered with the American Gem Society, and is the only AGS independent certified gemologist appraiser in the state of Louisiana.
Ira’s impressive credentials don’t stop there. He is also a GIA Graduate Gemologist, a senior member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), as well as a past president of Jewelers of Louisiana.
Most of Ira’s business is by-appointment only, but he does travel to do in-store appraisal events for some of his Louisiana-based clients. He also does work for the New Orleans Auction House, the IRS, U.S. Customs and Homeland Security.
While Ira does not buy or sell jewelry (in keeping with the requirements for his AGS certification), he is always happy to help out fellow JHJ members who have questions on appraisal practises, unique stones, or who have questions about conducting a proper appraisal.
Connect with Ira on JHJ if you need expert appraisal help for your customers, or have general questions about appraising, or appraisal-based questions related to your business.