Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Pastor Geneve serves as an acquisitions adviser of rare colored diamonds. Pastor Geneve’s advisers include Senior Executive Consultant Stephen Hershoff, a professional with more than 40 years of experience working with precious stones, and Stephen C. Hofer, one of the world’s top-ranking experts on color measurement in diamonds. These two consultants work with collectors around the world, and they provide unmatched advice and technical expertise on acquiring, storing, grading/certifying, and re-marketing colored diamond holdings. Stephen Hershoff of Pastor Geneve began his career dealing in opals, diamonds, and other colored gems in London during the 1960s. Throughout the 60s and 70s, he serviced private international collectors and connoisseurs before moving to North America to oversee a company that grew into one of the world’s leading gem dealers, as identified by The Dow Jones-Irwin Guide. Over the years, Mr. Hershoff of Pastor Geneve has written about the colored gems industry for such consumer and niche magazines as the Financial Service Times, Wealth magazine, and Modern Jeweler. An accomplished speaker, he also regularly presents at international trade functions, including the Investment Seminars, Inc., symposium. Pastor Geneve Consultant Stephen C. Hofer serves as a modern pioneer within an industry thousands of years old. During his career, Mr. Hofer has founded innovative methods of measuring color and color saturation in gems. He created a now universally recognized grading system for colored diamonds, and over the years, he has advised numerous top diamond cutters on how to accentuate color in their gems during the processing stage. Mr. Hofer also is the author of Collecting and Classifying Coloured Diamonds, an 800-page reference book used by industry professionals and consumers. Mr. Hofer personally advises Pastor Geneve and its suppliers while also serving as a consultant to Sotheby’s New York office, Christies, and other dealers.