James Naughter entered the industry in 1984 and after obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree, Graduate Gemologist diploma and subsequent additional gemological training in London, UK. He then became the owner of A&A Gem Lab in 1991.

A&A Gemological Laboratory has consulted and appraised for numerous state and federal government agencies as well as financial institutions and law firms, both local and regional. The business offers private clients and trade customers, in the Greater Capital Area, a range of high quality jewelry appraisal services intended to both protect and educate the jewelry owner.