Louis Scholz is a professional gemologist with a degree from the Columbia School of Gemology. He is the founder of FJL/Fine Jewelry by Louis, a wholesaler of antique jewelry, and Founder and Designer of the mens brand, Brixton and Gill, Inc.
Louis has been in the jewelry industry for more than 25 years, with his primary focus being antique jewelry and cufflink manufacturing. He is a member of the American Gem Society (AGS), the Diamond Council of America (DCA), and the 24K Club, South Eastern Guild (24KSEUS). His company, Brixton & Gill, was the first British manufacturing firm admitted to the AGS.
Before founding FJL and specializing in fine period-correct jewelry, Louis experienced many aspects of the industry. He worked as a jewelry repair person, as an assayer in a gold refinery, and as a partner in an antiques store in Baltimore, Maryland. In the mid 1980s, Louis discovered his true penchant—the search, acquisition, and conservation of antique and period jewelry.
Outside of work, Louis’ passion is helping children through volunteer efforts. He assisted the AGS’s annual effort for the Jewelers For Children (JFC) charity. Founded in 1999, the jewelry industry’s charity has invested millions in special programs to reach children whose lives have been devastated by catastrophic illness or life-threatening abuse and neglect. After the birth of his daughter, Samantha, Louis turned his focus locally. His primary charitable efforts now include the Kentucky Children’s Hospital as well as other local groups.