Mechelle and her husband Ron Yates started their jewelry
business in 1989. They were both at the ripe ages of their mid 20's. The Yates' humble beginnings in the jewelry industry primarily involved dealing in fine estate jewelry
As their clients visited the store to find out what grandma's old diamond ring was worth, Mechelle continued to educate herself to provide appraisals, gem identifications, and to make competitive offers to buy. While juggling the raising of her daughter, Ashton, Mechelle embarked on an educational journey beginning with the Gemological Institute of America. After 4 years she received her Graduate Gemologist degree in 2001 - passing with an A!
Upon receiving her Graduate Gemologist degree, Mechelle dove into antique period jewelry
education and research. Antique and period jewelry are among Mechelle's favorite jewelry realms. Also, realizing that there is a shortage of qualified jewelry appraisers, Mechelle continued to build her jewelry appraisal skill and has joined the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (press release
Local clientele can take advantage of Mechelle's extensive knowledge and receive qualified jewelry
appraisals and gem identifications. Mechelle has a full gemological laboratory on premises. With 17 years of immersion in the world of gemstones and fine jewelry, Mechelle possesses deep insights into their prized qualities.
Mechelle also is sought after by local clientele to help in custom designing beautiful jewelry
. Because of her eye for feminine detail and current styles, Mechelle's designs are always a hit. Countless happy customers will attest to the strict code of ethics and professionalism practiced by Mechelle Yates. Her admirable track record and their loyal client base certainly recommend the wise course of purchasing jewelry from trained professionals. We encourage you to benefit from her professional experience as she continues her dedication to knowledge and excellence in the world of gems and jewelry
Mechelle Yates is a member of:
California Jewelers Assn.
Jewelers of America
Womens Jewelry Assn.
American Society of Jewelry Historians
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers