Morphy Auctions today announced that Allia Dhody has joined the company as full time Manager of the company’s Fine Jewelry and Watch Division. This is a new position, created to strengthen the company’s emerging leadership position in this important auction category. Morphy’s presents several dedicated fine jewelry sales annually, and offers fine jewelry throughout the year at premier events. Allia will be responsible for overseeing these auctions, identifying and valuing fine jewelry, cataloging, developing consignment networks, and representing Morphy’s at events nationwide.
Dhody, a Graduate Gemologist, has been professionally involved in the fine jewelry industry since 2008. Jewelry design and the science behind precious metals and gemstones have been her lifetime passions. Most recently, Allia was an Associate Specialist, Jewelry and Watches, at Freeman’s Auctioneers and Appraisers in Philadelphia, PA. There she was responsible for all evaluations, appraisals, and cataloging for five annual sales, as well as managing the daily operation of the auction house’s jewelry and watches department. At Freeman’s, she also regularly participated in appraisal charity events. Prior to her work at Freeman’s, Allia was a Gemologist and Sales Associate for the jewelry retailer Cooke and Berlinger in Haverford, PA. She completed her jewelry internship at Randolph’s Fine Jewelry in Philadelphia, PA. Allia’s areas of expertise include precious stone identification, grading, and valuation, as well as research, cataloging, and consignor relations. She is a member of The Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association.
According to Dan Morphy, President of Morphy Auctions, “We are delighted to welcome Allia to Morphy’s and to our team of world-class experts. Her passion for jewelry, together with her knowledge of the auction world and industry trends, makes her a great fit for Morphy’s now and for our vision for the future.” Allia adds, “I am thrilled to join Morphy’s and look forward to presenting our customers with unique, fabulous, and fresh to the market selections. Our next fine jewelry event is in May, 2016 and features a breathtaking, single owner collection. We are now accepting consignments for our November, 2016 fine jewelry sale. I look forward to working with you if you wish to buy or sell one piece, or an entire collection, of fine jewelry.”
For more information, contact Allia Dhody:
877-968-8880 ext. 739