Jewelry expert David M. Baker joins Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers

David M. Baker, newly appointed director of the Jewelry division at Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers, Houston.

David M. Baker, newly appointed director of the Jewelry division at Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers, Houston.

HOUSTON – David M. Baker, accredited member of the International Society of Jewelry Appraisers, has joined Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers as Director of its Jewelry division.

Baker was owner of David Baker Creative Jewelers, Inc., in Dublin, Ohio, for 23 years and more recently was an independent personal property appraiser in Houston for both government and private entities. Other professional affiliations include accredited member of International Society of Appraisers, and member of the Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association.

“Morton Kuehnert is developing an outstanding team of specialty appraisers in the United States, and I am pleased to be a part of an organization committed to both excellence and integrity,” said Baker. “We look forward to helping consignors accurately appraise their jewelry and prepare them for the auction experience.”

Baker served as national sales manager for Leo Schachter & Company, one of America’s largest diamond sightholders, for whom he supervised grading, sorting and selling of diamonds. He has also been an instructor for the Gemological Institute of America.

Baker is a patient advocate for numerous breast cancer-related organizations on a local and national level. He is married to Fredika Robertson, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics and Breast Medical Oncology at UT M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and director of translational research for the Morgan Welch Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Program. The couple four children who have been “successfully launched!” Baker said.

Visit Morton Kuehnert Auctioneers & Appraisers online at www.mortonkuehnert.com.

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