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About SAZ


Graduate Gemologist GIA in Kirkland, WA

Certified Appraiser NAJA

Saleena began her jewelry career in 1988.  While working at a jewelry store,  her passion for gemstones was born. As she increasingly became fascinated by the science and beauty behind every type of gemstone, she made the decision to go back to school and earn her degree as a GIA  graduate gemologist. Understanding the importance of staying on the cutting edge of scientific innovations for today's market, she continues her education year after year. 


Saleena brings over 30 years of experience in both the jewelry and gemology industries.   Her belief is that jewelry is symbolic of who you are and of your connection to loved ones. Jewelry is special whether it is purchased because of a milestone in your life, as a gift from or for someone you love, as an heirloom, an engagement, for a graduation, or whether you made the purchase “just because”. Jewelry should be worn, enjoyed, and lived in- not locked away! By having your jewelry appraised and insured, you can have peace of mind. 

Saleena can help, and treats all of her clients and their jewelry with the respect and professionalism they deserve.


Professional Timeline


I began my career and worked in a variety of roles for jewelry companies

I became a Graduate Gemologist and started S.A.Z. as a small studio 



I went into S.A.Z. on a full-time basis


I began my American Society of Appraisers Membership and  USPAPs


I joined the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

I started doing mobile appraisals in Utah, Colorado and Oregon



I became a NAJA Certified Member

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