Trade Consultations

BD Luxury provides consultations to the Trade for identification and valuation of gemstones.  


Since 2002, Brian has been involved in every level of the diamond and jewelry trade including the manufacturing, wholesale, and retail markets.  He served as a board member of the National Colored Diamond association in 2015 and is actively involved in the Springfield community. 


Education & Certifications:

  • Fellow of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA)
  • Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America (GG)
  • Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser, American Gem Society (ICGA)
  • Diamond Diploma, Gemmological Association of Great Britain. (DGA)
  • DETC Outstanding Graduate – Gemological Institute of America - 2007
  • Pseudoisochromatic Color Vision Screening – June 2017
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Affiliations & Awards:

  • Gemmological Association of Great Britain, Fellow
  • Outstanding Graduate Student - Gemological Institute of America
  • Natural Colored Diamond Association, Past Board Member
  • Accredited Gem Laboratory - American Gem Society
  • HSHS Foundation Toast of the Town Committee
  • American Business Club, Past Board Member
  • Springfield Bicycle Club
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, Abraham Lincoln Council
  • Council Board Member, Boy Scouts of America, Abraham Lincoln Council


Brian's immense experience is complemented by a complete lab of state-of-the-art gemological equipment. 


BD Luxury Laboratory Equipment:

  • Raman Spectrometer with Photoluminescence
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTIR)
  • UV-VIS -NIR Spectrometer
  • XRF Spectrometer
  • EXA Natural Diamond Detector
  • Binocular Microscope
  • Refractometer
  • Polariscope
  • London Dichroscope
  • Chelsea Color Filter
  • Long Wave and Short Wave Ultraviolet viewing cabinet
  • SSEF diamond spotter
  • Presidium Leveridge Gauge
  • Vision 360 Photography System
  • Sarine Instructor, Advisor, and GIA Facetware
  • Sarine Diascan S9+
  • Extensive Gemological Library
  • System Eickhorst Grading Cabinet

Contact Us

BD Luxury

580 Fifth Ave. STE 218 New York, NY 10036

(217) 370-5795