Lloyd Budhram has been a Broadcaster and a Businessman for many years and as the CEO of Lloyd Associates, Incorporated holds the position as the Chief Graduate Gemologist/Appraiser. As a Gemologist, Lloyd traveled extensively around the World looking for unique gems, some of which are delightful to see and touch.
Lloyd spends most of his time in his Gem Laboratory testing and evaluating cut and polished Gemstones dating back from 801 to 1030 AD valued at more than one Billion Dollars. Lloyd also appraised one rare blue Diamond 34.8 Carats for more than Fifteen Million Dollars and one heart shaped Diamond weighing 101 carats in excess of twenty five million dollars.
Lloyd has also appraised some of the largest Emerald Statutes and figurines in the World dating back to 801 to 1030 AD, each valuing in excess of one Billion Dollars. Lloyd with his expertise and knowledge has built a career and a reputation of respect and integrity in this area of specialty that attracts dealers and owners of high quality Gems to seek him out.
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK, Hartsdale, New York, BS in Communications
GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, New York, New York, Graduate Gemologist
CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONICS. Associate Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Chief GIA Graduate Gemologist
Lloyd Associates Incorporated started out in 1988 as a retailer of gems, jewelry, and minerals. We now mainly apply our knowledge, skills and experience to the appraisals of gems, jewelry, minerals and carvings. We are recognized as one of the world's foremost independent establishments skilled in appraisals of gemstones, jewelry, minerals and carvings. We have appraised some of the rarest and most valuable historical gemstones and carvings dating back to 801 to 1030 AD that are worth more than one billion dollars.