Houston JVA Registered Valuer ®
Amy Lawch GG ISA AM is a graduate gemologist and appraiser with a specialization in antique and period jewelry. She is an Accredited Member of the International Society of Appraisers. She works closely with banks, attorneys and private individuals for estate and probate work for all types of gems and jewels. She has worked with Museums in valuing their jewelry collections and private clients for insurance and donation purposes.
She is the owner of A. A. Benjamin, Ltd., an appraising business focused on antique and estate jewelry. Amy and her appraising and jewelry business have been the subject of articles in Town and Country magazine, Paper City, Htexas magazine, the Houston Chronicle, The Houston Press, The Jewish Herald Voice and The Villages by Media Ink.
Lawch lectures on jewelry and the auction process. She has been an instructor at the Antique and Period Jewelry and Gemstone Conference in New York. Ms. Lawch spoke to The Friends of the Mansfield Traquair Centre in Edinburgh on Phoebe Anna Traquair, noted Scottish Arts and Crafts artist. She is a member of The Society of Jewelry Historians, Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association, an Ally member of the American Society of Appraisers, Jewelers of America and the Texas Jewelers Association.
Ms. Lawch was the Regional Representative for Bonhams Auctioneers. She sourced all types of art, furniture, jewelry, Asian Artifacts and objects for Bonhams international auctions. Amy managed the Houston office and was responsible for all business activity in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mexico City. She previously represented Selkirk Auctioneers and Phillips Auctioneers.
Prior to her foray in jewelry, Amy was an international banker working for several foreign banks. With her BA from Northwestern University and MBA in finance from University of Houston, Ms. Lawch has combined her international financial background and passion for jewelry into a dynamic jewelry consulting business.