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James Leo Sweaney Edit Profile

gemologist , jewelry designer

James Leo Sweaney, American gemologist, jewelry designer. Fellow Gemol. Association Great Britain (with distinction); member Gemol. Institute American (graduate gemologist).

Background

Sweaney, James Leo was born on March 4, 1944 in Fort Stockton, Texas, United States. Son of James William and Wanda Jo (Burcham) Sweaney.

Education

Bachelor, California State University, Fullerton, 1971.

Career

Jewelry designer, Guerneville, California, 1971-1976;laboratory supervisor, Gemol. Institute American, Santa Monica, California, 1976-1981;executive vice president, American Pearl Company, Camden, Tennessee, 1981-1984;gemologist, designer, Mardon Jewelers, Inc., Riverside, California, since 1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to industry publications.

Membership

Fellow Gemol. Association Great Britain (with distinction). Member Gemol. Institute American (graduate gemologist).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: country fiddle, mandolin, surfing, gardening.

Connections

Married Kaye Lynn Swanson, August 14, 1971. 1 child, Jennifer Lynn.

father:
James William Sweaney

mother:
Wanda Jo (Burcham) Sweaney

spouse:
Kaye Lynn Swanson

child:
Jennifer Lynn Sweaney