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Emily Busch in Gold, Silver and Platinum – Since 1982

Emily is a Colorado native and has been established professionally in the Denver community since 1982. She is a certified graduate gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America and is qualified to perform detailed appraisal evaluations for insurance replacement or estate liquidation. She has over thirty years experience as a goldsmith and has apprenticed under master jewelers in Japan, Indonesia and the United States.

Gemological Institute of America
Graduate Gemology Degree and Retail Certification

University of the Pacific
Two years of study including a year of study in Japan, attending Gogi University in Tokyo with a jewelry apprenticeship on Suwanose Jima Island in the Ryukuian chain in southern Japan.

Bali Indonesia and Denver, Colorado

Travel and Purchasing
Japan, The Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Ceylon, Cayman Islands, Mongolia, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Morocco, Scotland, Czech Republic, Poland, Puerto Rico, Turkey, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma).



Emily also serves as International Program Director for AHAN (the Aikido Humanitarian Active Network) AHAN is the international humanitarian services branch of Nippon Kan Culture Center headquartered in Denver, Colorado since 1978. She has served as Vice President of Nippon Kan since 1990 and AHAN International Program Director since its conception in 2001.


Working with children in Thailand and Myanmar – 2013

Working with children in the Philippines – 2011

Aikido practice with the Nepal Army Rangers – 2011

Working with children in Myanmar  –  2010

Working with children in Bangladesh – 2007