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Kevin Cesar

Jewelry Specialist

Summary

Antique and modern jewelry researcher, appraiser and specialist with additional background in antique pocket watches and vintage wristwatches. Extremely passionate with an eye for detail and knowledge of jewelry history, auction market and current trends.

Work Experience

Specialist, FIne Jewelry and Timepieces

Hindman Auctions/Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Present

  • Assists the Director of Sale with research, estimation and cataloging for estate tax appraisals for the Estates and Appraisal department
  • Researches American maker’s marks, identifies foreign hallmarks and assay marks
  • Works with colleagues in seven regional offices to provide auction estimates, tentative estimates and insurance quotes
  • Meets with clients for private and public auction previews
  • Travels to New York and regional offices for auction previews
  • Monitors condition report inquires for jewelry and timepieces auctions
  • Works previews and executes phone bids and back-up bids during auction
  • Lotted numerous auctions in a year, catalogue layout, image sizing, color correction, proofing and production
  • Identification of jewelry time periods, styles and uses
  • Knowledge of designers, manufacturers and design houses
  • Suggests jewelry pieces for additional authentication and works with those design houses and archives

Specialist/Cataloguer, Fine Jewelry and Timepieces

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Aug 2018

  • Suggests jewelry pieces for additional authentication and works with those design houses and archives
  • Primary cataloguer for Important Jewelry, Fine Timepieces, Fine Silver Jewelry and single owner live and on-line only auctions

Associate Specialist/Cataloguer, Fine Jewelry and Timepieces

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Mar 2017

  • Suggests jewelry pieces for additional authentication and works with those design houses and archives
  • Preliminary gemstone identification and works with the staff gemologists in identifying gemstones for additional testing
  • Works with Gemological Institute of America and the American Gemological Laboratories for certification of loose and mounted gemstones
  • Performs metal testing and gemstone measurements

Account Executive/Cataloguer

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Feb 2016

  • Fields e-mailed, phone calls and in-person inquiries for estimates and evaluations
  • Schedules client appointments and off-site meetings for property review and consignment
  • Wrote contracts and consignment agreements

Office Administrator

Lee Hecht Harrison

Apr 2011

A career outplacement company.

Assistant Operations Manager

Finlay Corporation

Jul 2006

A company that ran leased jewelry counters in most major department stores.

Diamond Laser Technician

Professional Gem Sciences

Jun 2003

A diamond and colored stone gemological laboratroy.

Cataloguer

Haifa Faisal Collection of Saudi Arabian Traditional Arts

May 2000

A private artifact collection owned by HRH Princess Haifa bint Faisal bin Abdulaziz.

Education

Diamond and Colored Stone Certificates

San Jose State University

Present

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Northeastern University

May 1998

Associates Degree

Arizona State University

May 1998

Project

The Association for the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts (ASJRA)

Member

Present

Women’s Jewelry Association

Member

Present

The National Assocation of Watch and Clock Collectors (NAWCC)

Member

Present

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • German

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