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Jewelers Dispute Solutions

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Los Angeles, CA 90403


Description of Practice

Mervyn Malamed, a veteran of the jewelry industry, became highly accredited in a second career resolving conflicts online that involve jewelry. His work is focused on disputes among jewelry consumers, governing bodies, industry members and trade associations.

He is an award winning designer and qualified goldsmith that founded and built a jewelry manufacturing company that served over a 500 stores across the US.

He has been an active as a Member of the American Gem Society, the 24kt Club, and the Board of the Jewelry Circle of the City of Hope Cancer Research Center.

Mervyn is an agitator for fairness which led to his serving as VP of the Jewelry Manufacturers Guild during which time his views were quoted in all of the Industry publications and in the Washington Post.

He studied Gemology at the De Beers Laboratory and qualified as Diamond Grader from the Gemological Institute of America.

Mervyn is an Accredited CEDR [Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London] Mediator – considered to be the international gold standard. He a Certified Trainer of several Conflict Management Courses including Conflict Dynamics, Becoming Conflict Competent, Managing Conflict for Increased Productivity, Successful Conflict Conversations, Mediation, and others.

The post grad [PG. Dip Dispute Settlement] launch of his second career some years ago has included the creation of his own comprehensive training course, “infused with a good dose of street-smarts”’.

Professional Background

Mervyn started his career at the bench in 1971.

He is an award winning designer and Goldsmith that founded, and built a jewelry manufacturing and wholesaling company that served over a five hundred stores across the US.

Until 1987, he was an active as a Member of the American Gem Society, the 24kt Club, and served on the Board of the Jewelry Circle of the City of Hope; an organization that “is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses”.

Mervyn is also an agitator for fairness which led to his serving as Vice President of the Jewelry Manufacturers Guild for two terms during which time his views were quoted in all of the Jewelry Industry publications, and even in the Washington Post.

Mervyn's jewelry industry experience extends internationally to China, South Africa, and Italy


Jewelry: Among manufacturers, contractors, retailers, employees, government, and consumers.


Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, London: International Dispute Resolution Centre Accredited CEDR Mediator

Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC Online Facilitation Skills for Mediation

Center for Conflict Dynamics at Eckerd College, Florida, USA Conflict Dynamics Profile, Psychometric Testing of Conflict Behaviour

Mediation Training International, USA Trainer Certification in Managing Workplace Conflict

Eckerd College, Florida, USA: The Center for Conflict Dynamics Accredited Trainer: Becoming Conflict Competent,

Pepperdine University: Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, California Certification in Facilitating Difficult and Dynamic Groups, Group Mediation

Conflict Dynamics, South Africa Accredited Mediator, Civil & Commercial Mediation

University of Stellenbosch Business School, Cape Town Post Grad: Dispute Settlement


Mervyn is passionate about ‘giving back’ by instigating the exponential effects that Conflict Resolution generates. His mantra…

“When you help one person to resolve a conflict, the experience extends to others like family, friends, and colleagues. That can take on a life of its own and spread more than we realize. What a great way to make the world a slightly better place!”

He developed an understanding of the costs and stress associated with disputes through an ability to reflect on the outdated and even destructive ways he used to handle conflict while in own business.

Mervyn's style is facilitative. He works to help people find common ground and uses that platform to stimulate disputants' generation of creative ideas for settlement.


Free One Hour Assessment and Q & A Session.
If the chances of settlement look good, then $ 250./ hour or $ 1600./ day thereafter.

Other Information

“My work involves Alternate Dispute Resolution and is designed to save people time, stress, publicity, and money.”

Areas of Practice

  • Jewelry

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Ombudsperson
  • Systems Designer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Online Mediator
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.