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Jewelry Cataloger

Dallas, TX

Do you have a passion for fine jewelry and the desire to expand your knowledge of the overall jewelry industry? Then set your sights on a high-profile career in our prestigious environment. Heritage Auctions headquartered in Dallas, Texas with offices in New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, and other cities, is the 3rd largest auction house in the world with 40 different Auction categories including, Coins, Sports, Comics, Historical, Jewelry, Fine & Decorative Art, Wine and many more.

SUMMARY: The Cataloger will assist the Fine Jewelry Department by examining and evaluating jewelry for over 65 auctions held yearly. This position will provide a great opportunity to learn about antique, estate, and period jewelry, as well as the auction industry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Must have the following technical skills: gemstone identification, color & clarity grading, ability to calculate carat weights, and metal testing.

  • Participate in previews; assist with clients including, setup and teardown.
  • Ability to work well in a high-pressure environment to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Ability to follow assigned formats 
  • Appraisal skills helpful but not required
  • Other duties may be assigned

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: GIA Graduate Gemologist diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SKILLS & ABILITIES: 

  • Proficiency in the identification of gemstones and diamonds using tools provided; microscope, polariscope, refractometer, etc. 
  • Ability to test and properly identify metal
  • Proficiency in calculating weights of mounted diamonds/gemstones
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, specifically Word and Excel
  • Excellent writing and/or cataloging skills
  • Strong researching skills in a high production environment
  • Demonstrated prioritization skills and ability to meet deadlines

Heritage Auctions welcomes and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, mature workers, and persons with disabilities. EOE.  

 

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