Carl Abraham Jones, GIA GG, GJ, AJP

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Founder of the Diamond Market Insider Authority

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Carl has been involved in the jewelry business since his youth. Growing up in South Africa his parents were jewelers who worked in the industry for decades.

Despite his father’s passion for appraising diamonds and gemstones, it was Carl’s mother who played an instrumental role in instilling a strong work ethic in him. She taught him the importance of providing value-added services to clients, showing him that simply displaying jewels was not enough; you had to tell their story and what made them truly unique.

Since his early childhood days, Carl spent countless hours with his dad studying diamonds and learning the 4 C’s long before he went to school to learn his ABCs like the rest of us. His passion for diamonds and gems stayed with him throughout his life, and today he is a leading authority in the industry.

This hard work philosophy stayed with Carl his entire life even when he was studying he remembered his time with his parents and currently shares his passion with his own children. Carl is involved with a plethora of charities and firmly believes in giving back to society which has given him so much.

Throughout his career, Carl has continually sought to share his knowledge and experience with others in the industry. He is a recognized expert in diamonds and gemstones, and offers valuable advice on buying, appraising, and selling these precious materials.


  • University of South Florida, Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Gemological Institute of America (G.I.A.)

GIA Diploma credentials:

  • Graduate Diamonds Diploma
  • Graduate Colored Stones Diploma
  • Graduate Gemologist Diploma
  • Accredited Jewelry Professional