Company Name: Signet Jewelers
Job Industry: Nanotechnology
Job Type: Full time
WorkPlace Type: On-Site
Location: Seattle, WA, United States
Required Candidates: 1
Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Graduate Gemologist Jewelry Appraiser to join our team in Seattle WA. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to take on some leadership roles.


What To Expect

This role will require the person to work on-site due to the nature of the work.

  • Work Hours: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm PST, Monday through Friday
  • We offer competitive medical, dental, vision and matching 401K plans
  • Paid vacation, sick and holidays


Job Summary

The primary focus of this position is to assist with Signet and non-Signet brand jewelry appraisals by writing accurate and professional appraisals of jewelry items and communicating with colleagues, customer services representatives, and jewelry sales associates within the Signet enterprise.

A Graduate Gemologist degree is required. Certified Gemologist or Certified Gemologist Appraiser title is a plus. USPAP compliant is a plus. Current or previous affiliation with ISA, NAJA or AGA is a plus. Familiarity with industry terminology and gemological equipment is required. This position requires teamwork within the Quality Control and Appraisal departments as well as with our retail stores.


Duties And Responsibilities

  • Assists in preparing customer appraisals including evaluating jewelry, researching replacement pricing, and documenting official appraisal
  • Identify and measure various gemstones
  • Photograph jewelry
  • Grade Diamonds
  • Test metals
  • Check to be sure all stones are genuine
  • Asses jewelry to be sure it meets our company gemological standards
  • Asses for proper hallmarks and karat stamps
  • Analyze quality of metal work and check the tightness of settings
  • Verify certifications
  • Prepare proper documentation for any QC rejections
  • Other assorted distribution tasks


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate Gemologist required
  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Able to operate standard gemological instruments
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrate analytical and creative problem solving
  • Factual, articulate and professional written communication skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and self-manage within strict timelines
  • Some mandatory overtime required
  • 3 years of appraisal experience is required



• Medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance (full-time team member

• 401(k)

• Paid Time Off

• Paid holidays

• Tuition reimbursement

• Merchandise discounts


Base pay, $26–35/hour. Final pay rate shall be determined and is based on experience and qualifications.

Signet is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by applicable law.


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