Scott Gordon's roots run deep in Oklahoma City. He grew up in the family jewelry business founded here by his grandfather Samuel 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 downtown, in the 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 huge windows overlooking Robinson Avenue, he could be found, with loupe, tweezers and diamonds.When he was ten, his father took him to his first trade show in New York City, and the romance of the business took final hold.
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. Through 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 jeweler, through retail sales of consignment jewelry and immediate liquidations to trade buyers, as well as the leading local gems and jewelry appraiser for insurance, estate and other 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 in 2007 for U.S. Customs. In 2009, he published an article on the state of the estate jewelry market in Gem Market News, a leading trade publication reporting on colored gemstones and jewelry valuation topics in general.
After a short stay at Possum Creek on Western Avenue, he moved his office in 2011 to 6307 Waterford Boulevard, Suite 133, where he offers a space of calm and beauty in which to serve you. Much to his joy, once again, there is a bank of windows, with the daylight pouring in.
In 2015, 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 approximately 50 ASA appraisers in the U.S. are at the top of the gems and jewelry profession. In July 2015, he completed two years as Chairman of the national steering committee for ASA's Gems and Jewelry discipline (one of six, in every valuation field, from Business Valuation to Real Property).
The heart of Scott's business is the concept of value as applied to estate jewelry. It is much more than a business. It is a calling, 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 a notion of service to clients and customers of a bygone era.