Accredited Gemological Laboratory
1 of 500 in US Continent
Priced by Piece or Hourly Rate
Specialize in Antique and Vintage Jewelry
All Types of Appraisals (bank, estates, insurance, forensics, etc.)
All Appraisals Conformed to the American Society of Appraisals Standards and USPAP
Gary L. Smith, Forensic Gemologist®
G.G., A.G.S. - C.G.A., A.G.A. - A.S.G., A.S.A. - M.G.A.
Master Gemologist Appraiser®
Pennsylvania Gemological Laboratory (PA Gem Lab)
The PA Gem Lab is the countries only forensic gemological laboratory of its kind. Below is a definition of a forensic gemologist:
A forensic gemologist applies scientific analysis to a piece of jewelry to come up with a reason as to why something has happened to it (lost stone, switched stone, broken metal, etc.). It involves the identification and authentication of gems and metallurgical knowledge for the metals involved. Testing, research and photographs are just some of what is involved in compiling a report.
They do work for attorneys and private clientele all over the country.
Not only do they do gemological forensic work but also appraisals, metal testing and gem testing are among the other services offered.
Not only is Gary a Forensic Gemologist™ but he holds the designations of Master Gemologist Appraiser thru the American Society of Appraisers, Graduate Gemologist thru the Gemological Institute of America, Certified Gemologist Appraiser thru the American Gem Society, Accredited Senior Gemologist thru the Accredited Gemological Association.