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Independent Gem & Jewelry Appraisers

People have asked me for recommendations for appraisers; so I’m including a list of independent appraisers who are gemologists and who have completed formal education in appraisal procedures, ethics and law. Because I haven't met a lot of these appraisers, this list is not an endorsement; it’s just for your convenience. There are also highly qualified appraisers who work in jewelry stores. You can locate them as well as independent appraisers by contacting the following organizations:  

American Society of Appraisers (ASA) 703-478-2228, http://www.appraisers.org

International Society of Appraisers (ISA) 206-241-0359, http://isa-appraisers.org

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) 718 896-1536,

       http://www.NAJAappraisers.com

Canadian Jewellers Institute (CJI), 416-368-7616 ext.223,

      Appraisers Canada for Jewellery Appraisal Services

Value the Past (An appraisal service that specializes in antique and estate jewelry and personal property)

1 877 797-9011, http://www.valuethepast.com 

Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers (AIJV) 011 44 01738 450477

        www.independent-jewellery-valuers.org

National Council of Jewellery Valuers (NCJV) 011 61 02 9232 6399, Australia,

        http://www.ncjv.com.au

For more information on appraisals, read Chapter 13 in Exotic Gems Volume 1, Chapter 14 "Choosing an Appraiser" in the Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide and Chapter 13 "Appraisals versus Lab Reports" in the Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide. Click for link to appraisal  Questions & Answers on this site.

Select a state or province from the list below to save time scrolling to it.

AZ     AR     CA     CO    CT    DC  DE    FL    HI  IA   ID    IL   KY  LA  MA  ME  MD   MI    MN    MO  NC

 NV    NH     NJ     NM    NY    OR   PA   TX    VA   WA   WI     BC   Ontario,   Quebec  Scotland

ARIZONA

Tucson, Tracy Aros, GG, ASA-MGA, Member, NAJA 520-751-7435

Tucson, Martha Waugh Hubbard, GG ASA-MGA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 520-400-8586

Scottsdale, Sindi J. Schloss, GG, ISA, Member, NAJA, 480-947-5866

ARKANSAS

Fayetteville, Mark T. Cartwright, GG, ICGA, ISA-AM, CSM (NAJA), 479-444-7759

CALIFORNIA

Beverly Hills, Oscar Golbert, GG, ISA, AA, 310-278-1022

Culver City, Patrick Davis, GG, ASA-MGA, 310-821-1453

Eureka, Martha Snyder, GG, 707 954-5055

Folsom, Gretchen Lucas, GG, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 916 989-1943

Glendora, Theresa Newman Brossmer, GG, ASA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 626 335-6002

Granite Bay, Alison LeBaron, GJG, ASA-MGA, Member, NAJA, 916-791-3293

Homeland, Anna Mack, GG, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 760 808-4808

Irvine, Vicki Adams, GG, ASA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 949-851-1081

Los Altos, Carole Richbourg, GG, FGA, ASA-MGA, Member, NAJA, 408 219-1175

Los Angeles, Darold C. Allen, GG, AM, 213-623-3773

Los Angeles, Charles I. Carmona, GG, ASA 213-624-0137

Los Angeles, Andrew Y. Kim, GG, ASA, 213-688-7837

Malibu, Danusia Niklewicz, GG, FGA, ASA, ISA CAPP, 310-829-5286

Pasadena, Geoffrey A. Nelson, GJG, ISA, Sr. MBR, NAJA, 626-568-4910

Pasadena, Gina D'Onofrio, FGAA, ASA-MGA, Sr. MBR, NAJA, 626 593-7152

Sacramento, Charles Breitsprecher, PhD, RGA, CM (NAJA), 916 524-3676

San Diego, Thom Underwood, GG, FGA, ASA-MGA, CSM (NAJA), 619-286-6614

San Francisco, Cortney G. Balzan, GG, DGA, FGA, ASA-MGA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 415-834-9209

San Francisco, David Harris, GG, ASG 415-252-9340

San Francisco, Linda L. Matula, GG, ASA, 415-834-0450

San Francisco, Barbra Voltaire, F.G.G., G.G., Mbr. NAJA, 415 314-9326

Sherman Oaks, Jennifer Thornton-Davis, ASA-MGA, ISA CAPP, 818-988-5583

Tustin, CA, Thomas E. Cowart, GG, ISA-AM, Member, NAJA, 714 454-0571

Walnut Creek, Nancy Stacy, GG, ISA, CAPP, ASA-MGA, Charter Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 925-939-4265

COLORADO

Colorado Springs, Julie Nash GG, ASA, 719-572-9558

Denver, Neil Beaty, GG, ICGA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA 303-223-4944

Fountain, Elizabeth Rosiska, GG, Mbr NAJA, 719-428-8041 

Longmont, William H. Lacert, GG, CSM NAJA, 303-916-3100

CONNECTICUT

West Hartford, Neil Cohen, GG, ASA-MGA, 860-232-2247

DELAWARE

Newark, Richard R. Driscoll,  ASA, Charter Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 302 239-2320

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington, Martin David Fuller, GG, CSM (NAJA), ASA-MGA, 703-442-6690

FLORIDA

Aventura, Arlene Schwarz, GG, ISA AM, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 305-931-5800

Coconut Grove, David Levison, GG, Member, NAJA, 305-529-9997

Delray Beach, Amy Walter, GG, ASA-MGA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 561 274-4941

Jacksonville, B. Young McQueen, GG, FGA, ASA-MGA, 904-268-2737

Sarasota, Diana Jarrett, GG, RMV, (941) 661-9100

GEORGIA

Atlanta, Anne Epstein Jeffries, GG, CSM (NAJA), 404.585.7750

Atlanta, Stephen R. Turner, GG, CSM (NAJA), 404.851.9489

KENTUCKY
Erlanger, Mark Gamel, GG, CSM (NAJA),  859.282.2400

HAWAII

Honolulu, Karl Y. Nakamura, GG, ISA, CSM (NAJA), 808-597-8223

IDAHO

Boise, Sharon Wakefield, BS ChE, GG, ISA CAPP, 208-362-3938

ILLINOIS

Chicago, Heidi Harders, GG, ISA-CAPP, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 312-578-0440

Chicago, Thomas Tashey, GG, FGA,  312-920-1541

Glenview, Richard B. Drucker, GG, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 847-657-0555 ext. 204

LOUISIANA

Mandeville, Mary Virginia Haindel, GG, Member, NAJA, 504-282-6637

MAINE

Kennebunk, Beth Doughty, GG, CMA (NAJA), 207-604-4423

MARYLAND

Annapolis, James V. Jolliff, GG, FGA, ISA-CAPP, CMA (NAJA), 410-897-0889

Bethesda, Lynn Loube GG, ASA MGA, 301-656-2081

Bethesda, Edward A. O'Rourke, ASA-MGA, 301-656-4408

Bethesda, Thomas J. Terpilak, GG, FGA, ASA, AAA, Charter Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 301-654-0838

Crownsville, Michael Cowing, M.Sc, FGA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 410-721-5211

Rockville, Sherlene Y Bradbury, GG, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 301-335-6687

MASSACHUSETTS

North Andover, Beth Doughty, GG, CMA (NAJA), 207-604-4423

MICHIGAN

Birmingham, Charles M. Ellias, GG, Member NAJA, 248 593-8400
Birmingham, James R. Krol, GG, ASA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 248-644-8828

Grosse Point Farms, Melinda Adducci, GG, ISA, Member, NAJA, 313-884-4800

Lake Orion, Nicole T. Diliberti, ISA, GG, Mbr, NAJA 248-814-0362

MINNESOTA

Eagan, Harry Cannon, GG, Member, NAJA, 651-454-6783

Minneapolis, Susan K. Rychlik, GG, Member, NAJA, 612-339-5007

St Paul, Todd Gimble, GG, ASA, 651-227-2711

MISSOURI

Kansas City, Rick K. Goodden, GG, Charter Sr, Mbr, NAJA, 816-421-0281

St Louis, Theresa B. Kienstra, GG, ASA, AAA, 314-862-5054

NEBRASKA

Lincoln, Jeanné Lillich, GG, Member, NAJA, 402 483-0444

NEVADA

Las Vegas, Richard C. Huntington, ASA, CGA, GG, 702-878-3677

Las Vegas, Robert F. Trapp, GG, CSM (NAJA), 702-363-0991

NEW JERSEY

Morristown, David Wolf, GG, ASA-MGA, Member, NAJA, 973-822-2222

Long Valley, Lorraine Lopezzo, FGA, GG, ASA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 908-246-3554

Red Bank, Barbara R. Nevius, GG, ISA-AM, CSM, NAJA, 732-859-9194 

Princeton, Barbara R. Nevius, GG, ISA-AM, CSM, NAJA, 609 683-7730

NEW MEXICO

Albuquerque, Larry Phillips, GG, ASA-MGA, ISA, 505-299-7999

Albuquerque, Mary B. Reich, GG, ASA-MGA, CSM (NAJA) 505-884-4478

Belen, Loren M. Minner, ISA, GG, FGA, 505-864-1587

NEW YORK

Albany, James F. Naughter, GG, ISA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 518-438-8872

Garden City, Barry S. Block, GG, CSM-NAJA, ASA-MGA, RMV, 516-248-8130

Great Neck, Edward Kordmany, GG, ASA-MGA, 516-773-3241

Manhasset, Deborah A. Villepigue, GG, MGJ, RMV, Member, NAJA, 516 365-0888

New York, Robert C. Aretz, ISA, GG, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 212-333-3122

New York, Cap Beesley, GG, ASA-MGA

New York, Jerry Ehrenwald, GG, ASA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 212-753-7100

New York, Robert A. Lejman, ISA, GG, 212-921-3324

New York, Curtis A. Lowrey, ISA, GG, 212-382-0008

New York, Donald A. Palmieri, GG, ASA-MGA, 212-869-8985

New York, David Wolf, GG. ASA-MGA, Member, NAJA 212- 812-7945 or 973-822-2222

Rego Park, Gail Brett Levine, GG, Senior Member NAJA, 718-897-7305

Sayville, Edward A. Lewand, Jr., GG, ASA, Member, NAJA, 516-429-2622

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Chapel Hill, Kim Piracci, GG, CSM, NAJA, (919) 260-3686

OHIO

Beachwood (Cleveland), Amy Mickelson, G.G., Mbr. NAJA, 216-591-0685

Cincinnati, Katy Bodenburg, G. G., CSM (NAJA), 513 984-1185

OREGON

Medford, Martha J. Snyder, G.G., Mbr, NAJA 541-821-5655

Portland, Sharie Dietz, GG, 503-274-7022

Portland, Elie G. Kassab, GG, ASA, Charter Sr, Mbr NAJA 503-222-0091

Portland, Mona Miller, GG, FGA, ASA-MGA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 503-274-7022

PENNSYLVANIA

Bensalem, Paula A. Fox, GG, ISA-AM, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 215-639-8724

Bethlehem, Jane E. Chaikowsky, ISA, GG, CSM (NAJA), 610-332-2777

Horsham, David S. Atlas, GG, Sr. Mbr, NAJA, 215-385-0258

TEXAS

Austin, Anne Hawken, GG, ASA, 512-328-9411

Dallas, Margaret C. Gronberg, ISA, GG, 214-369-5361

Grapevine, Richard I. Pongratz, GG, ISA, ASA 817-545-6696

Houston, Ben Gordon, GG, M.G.G./A, Member, NAJA, 713-961-1432

Houston, Robin Kayem-Hancock, ISA, GG, 713-468-0477

Houston, Adrian Rapp-Lewis, GG, ISA, Sr. Mbr, NAJA 281-656-2724

Houston, Shelley Sandler, GG, ISA, Member, NAJA, 713-355-3552

Houston, Christine York, GG, ASA-MGA, ASA, 713-665-1650

VIRGINIA

McLean, Martin David Fuller, GG, CSM (NAJA), ASA-MGA, 703-442-6690

McLean, Jeffrey Allinson, GG CSM (NAJA), 703 786-5349

WASHINGTON

Bellevue, Ted A. Irwin, GG, ICGA, Member, NAJA, 425-455-0985

Lacey, John Vivian, GG CMA (NAJA) 360-280-0154

Seattle, Christine M. Harrington, GG, FGA, ASA-MGA, 206-682-5548

Tacoma, Karen Jensen, GG, RMV, CSM (NAJA), 253-471-9669

WISCONSIN

Brookfield, James S. Seaman, GG, ASA-MGA, 262-784-9017

CANADA

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Port Coquitlam, Harold Lindsay, GG. CJA (CAP), Member, NAJA, 604-771-7794

Vancouver, Marray Cook, GG, FGA, 905 734-5144

ONTARIO

Toronto, Anne Neumann, GG, CGA, AA-CJI, 416-366-6518

Toronto, Duncan Parker, FGA. FCGmA, AA-CJI, 416-366-6518

Toronto, Jack Gulian, AA-CJI, 416-594-9623

Toronto, Debra Sawatzky, GG, ISA-CAPP, (416) 362-9011

QUEBEC

Montreal, Odile Civitello, GG, FGA, AA-CJI, 514-272-8313, founder/director of Montreal School of Gemmology, 

Montreal, Yves Morrier, AA-CJI, 514-528-1828

 

NEW ZEALAND

Mairangi Bay, Nilsson, Paul, CG, FGA, Mbr NAJA, 64 0800 436 522

 

UK, ENGLAND

Birmingham, SafeGuard, wholly owned by the Birmingham Assay Office, www.safeguardvaluations.co.uk, 44(0) 871 423 7922. 

 

UK, SCOTLAND

Perth, Adrian S Smith, FGA, Sr. Mbr. NAJA, 01738 450477

 

Newman Gem & Jewelry Series Book Links

Diamond Ring Buying Guide, Details & Reviews

Diamond Handbook, Details & Reviews

Gemstone Buying Guide, Details & Reviews

Gem & Jewelry Pocket Guide, Details & Reviews

Pearl Buying Guide, Details & Reviews

Jewelry Handbook, Details & Reviews

Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Buying Guide, Details & Reviews

Osteoporosis Prevention, Details & Reviews

Exotic Gems, Volume 1, Details & Reviews

Exotic Gems, Volume 2, Details & Reviews

Exotic Gems, Volume 3, Details & Reviews

Rare Gemstones, Details & Reviews

Gold, Platinum, Palladium, Silver & Other Jewelry Metals, Detail & Reviews

 

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