Josef C is a trusted advisor and purveyor of diamonds, gems and fine jewelry. Originally from Northern NJ and currently based in the NYC Diamond District, Josef has previously lived in Honolulu, HI, and most recently Tel Aviv, Israel.
A graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, Josef infuses hospitality into the diamond business. He gained extensive technical knowledge by studying at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where he earned the Accredited Jewelry Professional (AJP), Graduate Pearls (GP), and Graduate Diamonds (GD) designation; as well as by working at the GIA Laboratory in Ramat Gan, Israel. He is currently working on completing a degree in Gemmology from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain.
In addition to to being an expert in diamonds, Josef C also developed a special eye for quality, detail and craftsmanship while working at Tiffany & Co. in New York City. Josef C possesses an unparalleled combination of diverse experience that spans all aspects of the jewelry industry. A member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, Josef C serves as Director of Fine Jewelry for Winston Art Group, a global art advisory firm, where he appraises and acts as an advisor to important collections. In his work, Josef C is truly "Sharing a Passion", fulfilling a childhood dream to work in the jewelry industry that was first ignited by a visit to NYC Museum of Natural History "Hall of Gems".