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Judith S. Anderson
President of Bijoux Extraordinaire, Ltd.

Judi began her gemological career at the young age of 13 when she won First Prize for a science fair exhibit on Crystallography.   The budding young gemologist continued her studies in the sciences (math, biology, physics) and the arts at Brandeis University and the University of New Hampshire, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Liberal Arts and a Major in Zoology.

Throughout those formative high school and college years, she studied the sciences while complementing her formal education with art courses in photography, drawing, ceramics and graphic arts.   Upon graduation, Judi attended the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, California and graduated at the head of her class with a diploma of Graduate Gemologist in residence.

Photograph of Judi the gemologist.
As a member of the American Gem Society (AGS), Judi continued her studies in the fields of gemology and appraising and was awarded the Society's highest title, Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA).   Judi has also completed extensive training in appraisal methodology with the International Society of Appraisers and has earned the highest title, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (C.A.P.P.).

Judi's speaking engagements include numerous workshops in gemology and estate jewelry at Notre Dame College, Hesser College and  Bijoux University.  As well as lectures for local organizations such as the American Business Woman's Association, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, NH Woman's Forum, and various local gemstone and mineral clubs.   She has also appeared on "The Good Day Show" with Tom Cottle (Channel 5, WCVB TV-Boston) and worked with investigative reporters at Channel 7 (WHDH, Boston) to uncover shenanigans in the jewelry trade.

As President of Bijoux Extraordinaire, Judi has been active in the many community organizations and charities:  including, Queen City Rotary, Manchester Chamber of Commerce, Child & Family Services of NH, Downtown Business Council, Manchester YMCA S.T.A.Y. Committee, Manchester Leadership Class of 1990.   She has served as President of the New England Guild for the American Gem Society, as well as the NH State Chairperson for the AGS Membership Committee and on the AGS appraisal committee.

Judi brings to Bijoux Extraordinaire a sophisticated, artistic and creative approach, as well as a strong scientific background.   With these two complementing backgrounds, she offers her clients exciting  custom designed jewelry  ideas,  accurate and analytical appraisal services, and guidance throughout the purchasing process.
Custom created ring by Judi Anderson.

Judi is a nationally recognized expert, instructor and advocate of jewelry consumer awareness.   She is a professionally trained gemologist and appraiser of fine jewelry,  with over 25 years of experience in the retail,  wholesale,  manufacturing and design phases of the jewelry business.   Her credentials and history of training include:

  • Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA)
  • Gemological Institute of America Graduate Gemologist (GG)
  • Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA)
  • Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP)
  • Certified Member, International Society of Appraisers (ISA)
  • Member of Jewelers of America (JA)
  • Advocate for jewelry consumer awareness and education
  • Lecturer on gemology, diamonds and jewelry
  • President of Bijoux Extraordinaire, Ltd. and Certified Gems
If you have any questions,  suggestions or comments for Judi,
she can be reached at

Arthur Anderson,  Antique Cufflink Gallery (owner)

Antique and estate jewels are amazing miniature works of art that reveal the artistry,  history and joie de vivre of  earlier times.  They bring the elegance and craftsmanship of the past into the present.  If you share my passion for jewels from the past, you will enjoy visiting the Antique and Estate Jewelry Galleries.

After several years in insurance and finance,  I decided to pursue my true interest - the history, beauty and romance of antique jewelry.  Over the past 30 years I have had the pleasure of working with and studying jewels from all periods and regions of the world with a special focus on the elegant jewelry created in North America and Europe during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.  In the Antique CufflinkStickpin and Brooch Galleries you will find some of the jewels that have recently come my way.

Edwardian guilloche enamel brooch. (J9413)

If you share my passion for antique jewels and cufflinks,
please follow the Antique Cufflink on Facebook.

   Arthur Anderson can be reached at:

           Antique Cufflink Gallery
           PO Box 1448
           Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944
           (603) 674-8678

If you would like to learn more about Bijoux Extraordinaire,  please check out the following:

The Bijoux Story
Comments from Clients
Bijoux in the News
Jewelry Organizations
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