Lea Koonce Ogundiran


Perry's Fine Antique & Estate Jewelry
Charlotte, NC
Toured In
7, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Lea Koonce Ogundiran is an estate buyer, jewelry consultant, and graduate gemologist with Perry's at South Park. She is an expert in jewelry appraisals and gemstone identification, with a very strong interest in jewelry history. She has been in the jewelry business for more than 10 years, working with ultra luxury jewelry firms.

Prior to moving to Charlotte with her family, she was an operations manager and a sales executive with the Harry Winston in Bal Harbour, Florida. She also worked with Tiffany & Co. as a sales professional in Coral Gables, Florida.

In September of 1998, Lea started her career in the Jewelry department of the international auction firm Christie's Inc., as a cataloguer. In March 2001, she became an associate specialist and assistant vice president in the company. In this capacity, her responsibilities involved appraising and collecting jewelry for auction, drafting insurance and estate tax appraisals, preparing condition reports for jewelry, business development, lecturing, auctioneering at charity events, and organizing jewelry exhibitions.

Mrs. Koonce Ogundiran attended the Gemological Institute of America in New York where she earned both Diamond and Colored Stone certificates and a Graduate Gemologist diploma. She is a licensed auctioneer in the state of North Carolina. She also holds a bachelors of arts in biology with a specialization in marine science from Boston University.

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