Meet Anne Dale

Anne Dale a New Orleans based jewelry designer, has charmed the jewelry industry with her southern style, knowledge and passion for the truly beautiful things in life for over 30 years.

Anne Dale FGA, PG, GG

Anne is a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America, Professional Gemologist of the Columbia School of Gemology and a Fellow of The Gemological Association of Great Britain.  Former  Executive Director of GEM-A USA. Anne promotes gemological education and is a frequent speaker at jewelry trade shows on diamonds and gemstones.

Gem-A USA Gemology

She has implemented diamond gemological courses in private schools, colleges and universities throughout the United States.  As a fine jewelry appraiser, she is a federal expert witness for the Internal Revenue Service.

Anne Diamond Cutting in Antwep, Belgium

In addition to promoting gemological education, she is a consultant for jewelry designers and buyers within the jewelry trade. Anne’s quest for the most exquisite jewelry, diamonds, sapphires, ruby, emerald, pearl and gemstones, has sent her traveling across the United States, Europe and the Far East as an ambassador for New Orleans and all of Louisiana.

In 2010 Anne Dale developed a process to make the common Louisiana oyster shell into a gemstone – LaPearlite™.

Louisiana State Gemstone

In August 2011 the state of Louisiana establishes Dale’s discovery the new Louisiana State Gemstone.

Gem-A USA Director Anne Dale in China 2004

Wherever she travels, Anne Dale always leaves a lasting impression of herself and the unique culture of the place she calls her home – New Orleans, Louisiana.