Best Jewelry Appraisal, August 2013
She might be looking for fakes, but Gina D'Onofrio is the real deal. Behind the frosted glass of her tiny and immaculate Jewelry Appraisal services near Pasadena City Hall, the eagle-eyed expert assesses the value and provenance of forgotten and neglected gemstones and timepieces. Pulling books from shelves, scouring the Web, and calling on her prized stable of resources, D'Onofrio isn't satisfied until she stitches together a back story for the recovered items. Sorry, Uncle Otis, but that pocket watch does not date to the Civil War.