Gemstone Appraiser Expert 500773 CA(S)

Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in the field of Gemstones with expertise in testing and grading of many types of gemstones and jewelry. I have experience with laboratory testing and appraising diamonds, gemstones, coins collections, and currency. I have additional jeweler experience with gemstone cutting, recutting, and treatment services; jewelry appraisal, personal property valuation, jewelry design and brokering in the resale market. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes gem, jewelry, coin, and currency identification and valuation. 

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes establishing a gemological training center, consultation regarding the establishment of a private institute of gemology, retail jewelry markets in ports of call and training of jewelry staff aboard cruise ship; appraisal of gem carvings, gemstones, and jewelry for non-profit organization; appraisal of mineral specimens for development corporation; and appraisal of gemstones and jewelry for private party.  

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes Establishing and Operating a laboratory and jewelry appraising firm with prior experience as an Importer of colored gemstones.


GraduateGemologistGemological Institute of America

Licenses Certifications

Accredited Senior Appraiser
American Society of Appraisers

Awards & Affiliation

American Numismatic Association
American Gem Trade Association
Diamond Club West Coast
International Colored Stone Association
Gemmological Association of Great Britain

Primary Affiliation

American Gem Trade Association

Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases