Scott Gordon's roots run deep in Oklahoma City. He grew up in the family jewelry business founded here by his grandfather Samuel Gordon, in 1904, and continued by his father Norman until the latter's death in 1980. From boyhood in the 1950's, Scott remembers Saturdays and summer days spent in the downtown showroom on the fifth floor of the old Cravens Building, filled with all sorts of products - golf clubs, cameras and blenders - that grew out of his grandfather's beginnings as a traveling general dry goods salesman. There, in the back of the store, where sunlight poured through the huge windows overlooking Robinson Avenue, he could be found, with a loupe, tweezers and diamonds.When he was ten, his father took him to his first trade show in New York City.
After attending receiving his bachelor's degree from Columbia University, Scott spent two years in Oklahoma City and Tulsa as a newspaper reporter. In 1977, he returned to the family business. During the next fourteen years, he became Oklahoma's first professionally educated gems and jewelry appraiser. In 1991, he founded his own business at 50 Penn Place. For the next eighteen years, he polished a local reputation as an estate jewelry specialist through retail consignment sales and immediate liquidations to trade buyers, as well as appraisals for insurance and various estate needs. Meanwhile, he was gaining a national voice in the world of gems and jewelry appraising.
He has been quoted in Business Week magazine on the subject of colored gemstones. He has appraised for a number of local and federal government agencies, including an extended assignment for U.S. Customs in 2007. In 2009, he published an article on the state of the estate jewelry market in Gem Market News, a leading trade publication reporting on current value of colored gems and jewelry.
After eighteen months at Possum Creek on Western Avenue, in 2011 he moved his office to a new location at 6307 Waterford Boulevard, Suite 133, where he has created a calm, beautiful, protected space to serve you. Much to his joy, there is a bank of windows, with daylight pouring in, once again.
In 2011, Scott completed the five-year renewal requirements for keeping the American Society of Appraisers' designations as Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and Master Gemologist Appraiser®. The fifty-two ASA appraisers in the U.S. are at the top of the gems and jewelry profession. In Spring 2011, he was elected Vice Chairman of the national steering committee for ASA's Gems and Jewelry discipline.
The heart of Scott's business is evidence-based appraising and selling estate jewelry. It is much more than a business. It is a calling, a notion of service, a lifelong commitment to the study of these fields. and how they are best applied to the needs of those who find him. You will discover that dealing with Scott is a return to the standards of service to clients and customers of a bygone era.