At the age of 17, Chris Del Gatto becomes a Graduate Gemologist, from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

1987

Chris launches his first company; Consumer Appraisal Bureau, a high end appraiser for important diamonds and jewelry, in the heart of New York’s legendary diamond district.

1988

Chris goes to work for E.M. Shoreman Diamond Sawing as a diamond cutter, a 50 year old diamond contracting firm. They cut diamonds of some of the most important diamond wholesalers globally.

1990

Chris is made a partner in the firm and the name changes to DEL GATTO & Shoreman Diamond manufacturing. The company expands and begins to buy rough diamonds for itself.

1991

Chris sells his interest in the firm to his partners, as he sees greater opportunity in the estate jewelry category. Although widely unrecognized at the time, the fractured and inefficient second hand market seemed rife for change. Chris travels the world buying at auction houses and learning the intricacies of estate and antique jewelry value.

1995

Chris becomes a partner in MHR Estate & Fine Jewelry a supplier of antique and estate jewelry to high end retail stores, such as Neiman Marcus and Saks 5th Avenue.

1997

Chris merges MHR into a company that launched under the name SellJewelry.com with two co founders. After another name change, and Chris becoming Chairman & CEO until November 2012, Chris lead the company to become what was under his leadership, the most well known buyer of diamonds & jewelry from the public globally.

2001

November 2012, Chris leaves the company and forms The Del Gatto Luxury Group, as well as begin the formation of DELGATTO.

2012

Chris merges his new entity DELGATTO, with I Do Now I Don’t the leading consumer to consumer diamond & jewelry platform; creating a completely new and innovative company that builds on everything he created before.

2015

1987

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