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Jewelry Appraisals. . . Protect your Assets

James Naughter is an expert appraiser of fine jewelry, antique & contemporary jewelry, wristwatches and silverware, covering the Albany, Saratoga Springs and Schenectady areas. You can rest assured that a jewelry appraisal report from A&A Gem Lab will be well-researched and documented, and it will conform to the standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) as well as those of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.


There are many reasons why a jewelry appraisal or a gem identification might be necessary. They include:

  • Determining Replacement Value for Insurance Purposes
  • Providing Expert witness & Litigation Support
  • Confirming the Quality of a New Purchase
  • Selling a Piece of Jewelry
  • Estate Tax Evaluation During Probate Proceedings
  • Division of Property for Dissolution of marriage
  • Damage Reporting
  • Charitable Contributions & Gift-Giving
  • Post-Loss & Casualty Loss of Previously Undocumented Pieces
  • Collateral Purposes
  • Proof of Ownership for travel to foreign countries


Whatever your reason for requiring a jewelry appraisal, contact A & A Gem Lab today, because we have the expertise, experience, equipment and resources to help you.



"I was very impressed. A very thorough and complete appraisal with lots of backup information....."

R. Gallagher

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