Jewelry Sales Manager Peter Hernandez has spent the past 32-plus years working in the jewelry business, honing his craft as a designer, gemologist and sales consultant. He started out as a bench jeweler and, after attending the American Academy of Arts in Chicago, became a designer, drawing renderings and creating jewelry. Peter's GIA background includes specialties in Diamonds, Diamond grading, Colored Stones and jewelry design.
After owning his own jewelry store for 15 years, Peter managed large jewelry stores for Bailey Banks and Biddle, Omega Boutiques, and Cartier watches. He further enhanced his experience as the manager of the estate jewelry department at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chicago. Peter left Graff Diamonds in Chicago to begin his career here at M.S. Rau Antiques. Peter's experience as both a designer and gemologist, along with his extensive sales and buying history, make him a valuable asset to M.S. Rau Antiques and to his clients who look to him for sound advice and exquisite recommendations.