Lee Siegel has worked in the jewelry trade for over 20 years, and earned his prestigious Graduate Gemologist Degree (G.G.) from The Gemological Institute Of America (GIA), in 1996. Lee has also earned a diploma in Rough Diamond Grading from the American Institute Of Diamond Cutting. “It has really given me a true understanding of how diamonds are brought from the rough stage to the finished product,” explains Siegel. Along with Lee’s Gemological degrees and diplomas, he also specializes in colored gemstones, antique and estate jewelry, diamonds and high end antique, vintage and modern timepieces.
Prior to joining CIRCA in 2006, Siegel spent 15 years working in a family-owned jewelry business in Virginia. He currently serves as the Director of CIRCA Washington, DC.
Siegel says, “I feel very privileged to have built such a loyal clientele in the Washington DC metro area. Hands down, the best part of my job is having the privilege of educating my clients so that they have the information they need in order to make a good decision.”