Paul Staples is owner and founder of Coast Gemological Resources.
Born in Framingham MA, raised in Santa Barbara CA, he now resides
in the San Francisco bay area.
Education and Certificates
- 2004 - Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA) from the American
Gem Society. This has been a certificate I have renewed annually
- 1991 - Graduate Gemologist from Gemological Institute of America
- 1986 - Bachelor of Science at San Jose State in Business Administration
with a concentration in Marketing.
- 1986 - Minor in Geology at San Jose State.
- 2001 - Pricing Advisor in "The Guide."
- Coast Gemological Resources
- Founder, owner
- Established business concept. Develops and manages everything
about the business.
- The Vault
- Top Sales Associate and Gemologist. 2 years
- Gehrkens Fine Jewelry
- Philip Zahm & Associates
- Gemologist, sales, QC. 3 years
- Harwin Jewelers
- Top Sales Associate ('86-'91), Assistant Manager ('91-'93),
Manager ('93-'98), and Gemologist ('91-'98). 12 years
- Mineral collecting
- Coin collecting