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United States Navy

Arthur Samuels Navy Commander

Arthur Samuels enlisted in the US Navy at the age of 19, graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Computer Science, earned his “Wings of Gold”, and became one of our nation’s leading experts in Soviet Submarines. He was decorated numerous times for his contributions to anti-submarine warfare.


From Subs to Stones

Arthur Samuels Navy Commander

Commander Samuels retired from the Navy in South Florida in 1987 after 24 years of service and rapidly became a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist and a successful wholesale gem and jewelry dealer. He founded Provident Jewelry, a high end retail business which now has six locations in Florida, Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Fort Meyers and two in Naples.


    • Owned and operated wholesale and retail businesses in South Florida for the past 25 years.


    • Served as an Arbitrator for disputes involving $1,000,000+ in controversy.


    • Graduate of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Master Gemologist Appraiser course, August 1993.


    • Expert Witness.


    • Full Mobile and In-House Gem Laboratories.


    • Senior Member of the Accredited Gemologists Association: an independent, international, nonprofit organization.


    • Published numerous articles (eg., PB Daily News) and is a distinguished public speaker.


    • Unanimously elected Chairman of the Board and is a Director of the Diamond Bourse of the Southeastern United States, occupying either of these positions for the last 20 years.


  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist and assisted in the revision of the GIA Diamonds Course.


Member of:


      • The World Federation of Diamond Bourses


      • The Accredited Gemologist’s Association (AGA) Senior Member and Board Member


      • Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA)


      • The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) Candidate


      • Jeweler’s Board of Trade (JBT)


      • The Jeweler’s Vigilance Committee (JVC)


      • The Palm Beach Estate Planning Council


    • The Northern Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce



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