Our Appraiser

    Our dedication to knowledge and expertise is second to none.

    Doug McLean, is a accomplished goldsmith with over with over 30 years experience, he is a Graduate Gemologist (Gemological Institute of America), Certified Gemologist Appraiser (American Gem Society) and a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.

    Doug is the owner of Laney's Diamonds and Jewelry and is actively involved in all aspects of the business.  

    "We offer a collect of gemstones and a variety of jewelry you are unlikely to find elsewhere.  We take great pride in the quality of products and extended  services we offer our clients."   

    Our success is attributed to the continued support we receive from a long list of loyal customers.

      
    Background

    Doug is a 1976 graduate of the United States Military Academy.  He served in the U.S. Army for 6 1/2 years before he began his jewelry career.

    In 1982 Doug completed course in jewelry repair, gemstone setting and advance gemstone setting conducted by Gemological Institute of America.  From 1982 to 1990 his primary responsibilities included the design and manufacture of custom made jewelry for Laney's.   

    As a accomplished goldsmith Doug served as a mentor to apprentices and practicing goldsmiths.

    In the early 1990's he transferred these responsibilities to another accomplished goldsmith and concentrated his efforts on the overall management of the business. 

    In 1995 his responsibilities expanded again to include performing appraisals and diamond evaluations.

    Doug holds several prestigious titles within the jewelry industry.   

    Graduate Gemologist - title awarded by the Gemological Institute of America upon the successful completion of Graduate Gemologist Program.

    Certified Gemologist Appraiser- title awarded by The American Gem Society to Certified Gemologist who have completed AGS  appraisal training and passed an AGS written  examination.

 Douglas McLean

Our Hours:
Tues-Fri  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving through Christmas
Mon  11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

5121 Center Street, Suite 103
Williamsburg, VA  23188
(757) 229-7333

 

 

American Gem Society

For generations of jewelers, those three simple words have embodied three complex ideas to which the society has always been dedicated:

  • Ethics

  • Knowledge

  • Consumer Protection