Chaya Udinsky G.G. , RMV

300 Morris St. Durham, North Carolina 27701



Chaya Udinsky is the owner of Pearls Plus LLC. Chaya has been in the jewelry industry for more than fifteen years. She started as a retail sales associate in college and found that she had a passion for selling jewelry and helping people find what they were looking for. Her favorite part of selling jewelry was helping customers design custom jewelry pieces. Chaya continued in retail jewelry sales and management for several years. She also learned the art of pearl and bead stringing, and later the art of wire wrapping and other jewelry repair. When her son was born, Chaya decided to follow her dream of becoming a jewelry appraiser and went back to school to earn the knowledge and credentials she needed. 

Chaya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana State University. She also has Graduate Pearls and Graduate Gemologist certifications from The Gemological Institute Of America (GIA) and has become a Registered Master Valuer through the California Institute of Jewelry Training. Chaya is also a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers. Chaya has a complete gemological lab and access to many trade references and organizations.

Chaya's company, Pearls Plus LLC, was initially founded to offer pearl restringing and jewelry appraisal services, but Chaya found there was a demand for custom jewelry designs, other types of jewelry repair, and jewelry classes. Therefore, Pearls Plus LLC offers a variety of services including jewelry appraisal, gem identification, estate evaluation, pearl and bead restringing, customized designs, jewelry repair, and personalized jewelry classes in a convenient concierge-style format.