James Naughter is an independent appraiser of fine jewelry serving the greater Capital District area. His field of expertise encompasses valuation theory and appraisal practice as applied to diamonds, gems (such as ruby, emerald, sapphire, pearls, etc.), watches and jewelry (modern, antique, and designer). Mr. Naughter has been a part of the jewelry industry since 1980. After completing a BS degree from Siena College in 1982, he earned his Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in 1986 with follow-up training through the Gemological Association and Gem Testing Laboratory of Great Britain(now Gem-A). Established in 1979, Mr. Naughter has owned and operated A & A Gemological Laboratory since 1991. The Laboratory is a designated Certified Gem Laboratory by the Accredited Gemologists Association and must re-certify every two years. Mr. Naughter is a past Vice-President and Director of the Certified Laboratory Program, a Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers and a founding member of the Association of Independent Jewelry Valuers, a world-wide appraisal organization based in Perth Scotland, which focuses on and coordinates professionalism among practicing gemologist / appraisers throughout the world. Mr. Naughter also is an active member of the Scottish Gemological Association and he attends annual symposiums. He is frequently asked to give talks on gemology and appraising, catering to fraternal organizations and venues that involve students and those interested in learning about gemology.
We do not give verbal appraisals due to liability issues.
We work extensively with attorney’s and trust departments. Please call (518) 438-8872 to set up an appointment or visit www.albanygemlab.com