Tony Kochell Gemologist / Date of posting: May 22, 2022

by Samantha B.G.

A phony male gemologist

A phony male gemologist

Name / Alias: Tony Kochell

Supposed Credentials:
GIA Certified Gemologist and Jewellery Appraisal Professional with over 20 years of experience.

Where one can find the facial image?: Home page

Facial image also featured on About page --

* The photo is actually that of David Pevsner, who is an American actor. A Google reverse image search will turn up other locations where the photo will match the face of David Pevsner.

For a Google reverse image search, go to: (Click on the little camera icon, to the right of the search box, to find an image to search by.)

Date that website was first registered: 2021-10-09
Website domain registrar: NameCheap
Website hosting provider: Cloudflare

Physical address(es) cited on website:
333 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills Heights, Beverly Hills, CA USA

Phone number cited on website: 2134717280
Does area code of phone number correspond to physical address?: Plausible.

The physical address and phone number area code both relate to California, USA

Email address cited on website:

Content served up by Amazon AWS?: Yes

Two other related gemologist/jewelry appraisal sites that appear quite similar in nature, but which feature other individuals, are:

Holly Bradarsh

Alison Kochell

Though Tony Kochell and Alison Kochell appear to have the same surname, there does not appear to be a supposed claim to being related. The physical addresses listed on the respective sites appear in different U.S. states.

Another nine related jewelry appraisal websites, featuring a different woman from
Holly Bradarsh, but the same woman as each of the other sites in the grouping, are:

Sandra Hall Gemologist -- see

Zaee Harris Gemologist -- see

Carola Johnson -- see

Carola Kemp

Cynthia Lewis, Royal Glamour Gems

Martina Paugh Universal Gems Diamonds Experts


Andreea Sasser Gemologist

Sandra Smith Gemologist

Claudia Denise Wallace Gemologist

With one or more of the sites involving the same woman, the woman may attempt to reach out to men on dating / social networking sites, under whichever alias.

After having supposedly busted her laptop, she may attempt to get someone to send her a replacement laptop to her, in Turkey, where she claims to be working temporarily.

Given the high number of websites in question, though, it's hard to say how many angles there could be for different targets and how many people may be working behind the websites and their presumably related profiles on various dating / social networking sites.

This website may contrast with all the the other above-referenced websites, as it involves a male jewelry appraiser, rather than a female one. Hence, the tactics may be different.

All the same, with the image of an individual known to be fake, this could preclude the use of any customized videos to a target, though it might allow for someone to send images and videos of David Pevsner available on the Internet, using those in a way to pretend to be a Tony Kochell.

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Jun 28, 2022
Update for as of June 27, 2022
by: Samantha B.G.

Amazon AWS no longer appears to be feeding content for this scam website. Thank you to Amazon AWS for discontinuing its services to the scammers behind Tony Kochell and

The image of Tony Kochell (which is actually the image of an actor named David Pevsner), along with one banner image and one map image, no longer appears on the home page of this website. In a noteworthy absence, the logo also appears to be missing. The Kochell Gems 'About Us' web page refers to five image files that were previously served up by Amazon AWS, but AWS does not serve up any of these images any more. This now results in empty space on the Kochell Gems home page and on the 'About Us' page. Even if the scamsite creators do restore this content, the decision by Amazon AWS to remove Kochell Gems content will have slowed down the people behind it.

The registrar of this site is still NameCheap and the website hosting provider is still Cloudflare.

Other related Watch for Scams pages in regard to jewelry appraisal scam websites, with one group of sites featuring the same woman's face under different names, are as follows:

Julia Dimaggio -- see

Sandra Hall -- see

Zaee Harris -- see

Carola Johnson -- see

Carola Kemp

Cynthia Lewis, Royal Glamour Gems

Martina Paugh, Universal Gems Diamonds Experts -- see

Andreea Sasser see

Sandra Smith

Claudia Denise Wallace

Additional scam sites that may share features with some of the above sites, but which feature different faces, are as follows:

Gabrielle Barlowe -- see

Christoffel Berend -- see

Holly Bradarsh -- see

Samantha Hudson, Glamoria Gems --

Alison Kochell -- see

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