Patti J. Geolat – Founder and CEO
Graduate Gemologist (GG)
Fellow, Gemological Association of Great Britain (FGA)
Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
Associate in Risk Management (ARM)
Chartered Insurance Operations Professional Institute (CIOP)
Patti J. Geolat, the founder and CEO of Geolat Companies, began her career at a jewelry sales counter, and today is a widely known authority on the appraisal, brokerage and sale of fine jewelry in Dallas. Her clientele includes private collectors, numerous top regional jewelry chains and local independent shops as well as a number of the world’s finest jewelry houses. She is a published author and sought after public speaker with a well-known reputation for excellence, confidentiality and professionalism.
For the past 30 years, Patti and her team have kept a reputation as the go-to Dallas County appraisers – and the nation. Her ability to crack the toughest appraisal cases has earned her the respect of the entire jewelry industry. Patti’s nine year experience (2000 – 2009) as Chairman of the Board of Jewelers Mutual gives you unparalleled access to a depository of knowledge that very few possess. She currently serves on the board of the Jewelers Security Alliance, and the North Texas Crime Commission.
Her award winning works, RX for Insurance Appraisal and The Professionals Guide to Jewelry Insurance Appraising, co-authored with C. Van Northrup and David Fedennan, remain industry standards. She is an ongoing contributing editor to many trade publicans, including Jeweler’s Circular Keystone, Modern Jeweler and The Guide.