Pennsylvania’s David Craig Jewelers to Close
Owner David Rotenberg, known for his appraisal expertise, is retiring.
Having worked in a jewelry store from a young age, Rotenberg’s interest in the industry grew and he opened his own store in 1980. David Craig Jewelers came to be known for its custom design, fine jewelry at reasonable prices, and Rotenberg’s appraisal expertise.
With appraisal education at the forefront of industry conversations at the time, Rotenberg took every opportunity to learn about appraisals and they soon became his niche, the store said.
He went on to receive the triple Certified Appraiser of Personal Property in gemstone, contemporary and antique jewelry title from the International Society of Appraisers and the Emeritus Certified Gemologist title from the American Gem Society.
Rosenberg has been called on as an expert in government projects, courtroom cases, and insurance matters involving jewelry appraisal, the company said.
He served as the president of the Jewelers Education Foundation and served on the board of directors of the American Gem Society. He also volunteered in his community through charitable giving and working with therapy dogs at Saint Mary Hospital.
He shared a strong connection with his customers and recalled several special moments over the life of the business including being invited to many weddings.
“There are no replacements for quality or integrity,” said Rotenberg.
“I live my life by that, and I have run the store by that idea as well. We’ve done our best over the years to take care of our community, and their support has allowed us to do the work we love.”
Rotenberg plans to continue working in appraisals and volunteering in his community after retirement.
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