More About the Author
Diana Sanders Cinamon has been a personal property appraiser in the Southern California area for seventeen years. She has a specialty in antique and collectible jewelry, and antique metals. She is a certified gemologist (C.G., SCC) graduating from the Santiago Canyon College (SCC) gemology department. She is a graduate of the College for Appraisers carrying the designation of Graduate Certified Appraiser (GCA).
Mrs. Cinamon has been a member of Appraisers National Association, previously serving as President and Vice-President. As a member of the SCC gemology alumni association, Mrs. Cinamon also serves as Vice-President for this organization.
Mrs. Cinamon teaches "Antique and Period Jewelry" and "Pearls" for the gemology department at Santiago Canyon. She also team-teaches the appraisal theory class with Geoffrey Nelson, G.G. for the same program. She taught the antiques program for Bellflower Adult School for three years.
Her first book, "All About Antique Silver with International Hallmarks" continues to hit the top ten list of best selling books on this topic. Her second book "Estate Jewelry, 1760-1960", by Schiffer Books represents the culmination of over ten years of study and teaching on this topic, providing a valuable resource for collectors, dealers, and appraisers at all levels of expertise. When released in 2009 it debuted as the #1 best selling book on jewelry. Its continued sales keeps it in the top of its category.
Mrs. Cinamon offers appraisal services and lectures. You may contact her toll free at (877) 255-5445 for more information.