Scott Papper Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Global Gemology & Appraisals
  • Phone: 888-898-6963
  • Cell: 561-866-6730
  • Fax: 888-388-1412
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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Gems & Jewelry Appraiser and Forensic Science

Specialty Focus:

Gemologist, Jewelry Appraiser, Jewelry Forensics, Diamond Forensics, Diamond Grading, Diamond Verification, Diamond Authentication, Jewelry Expert, Antique Jewelry, Gem Identification, Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, Pearls, Gemstone Enhancement, Gemstone Identification


Graduate Gemologist (GG), Gemological Institute of America; Certified Master Appraiser (CMA), National Association of Jewelry Appraisers; Registered Gemologist Appraiser (RGA), International School of Gemology; Applied Jewelry Professional (AJP), Gemological Institute of America

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

Scott Papper, GG, CMA, RGA, AJP, CSMP, CSSP I am a fourth generation gem and jewelry professional who began working full time at my father’s pawnshop, Deerfield Pawnbrokers, in 2009, where I remained until 2021. I was able to gather a wealth of knowledge as I was responsible for evaluating and valuating jewelry, diamonds, gemstones, wristwatches, pocket watches, coins, and other antiquities on a regular basis. Other responsibilities included jewelry photography, market research, and sales. In 2017, after attaining the highest credential awarded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in the field of gemology, Graduate Gemologist, I founded my own company, Global Gemology & Appraisals. In addition to appraising jewelry locally, I also undertook subcontracted appraisal assignments that required out-of-state travel to Georgia, Virginia, and Alabama. In 2020, I achieved the highest credential awarded by the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA), Certified Master Appraiser, and my company obtained NAJA Accredited Gemological Laboratory certification. These advancements in education and experience allowed me opportunities to work alongside attorneys and other estate planning professionals, offering Appraisal Reports prepared in conformity with USPAP to assist with calculation of estate taxes, as well as for assisting with equitable division. I also gained valuable knowledge and experience required to handle more complex, post-damage cases. In 2023, I earned the highest credential awarded by the International School of Gemology (ISG), Registered Gemologist Appraiser. Later that same year, I earned the CPAA Certified Cultured Pearl Specialist designation through the Cultured Pearl Association of America. Also in 2023, I was retained as an expert witness in a civil case involving stolen jewelry, appearing before a Judge to testify regarding the statements made in a post-loss appraisal report I prepared for the plaintiff. Other notable education, training, and qualifications: • "How to Testify as an Expert Witness at Deposition & Trial", SEAK, Inc. • "Litigation and Expert Witness for Appraisers", International School of Gemology • "Jewelry Forensics", Gemological Institute of America • "Evaluating Damaged Jewelry", International School of Gemology • "History of Jewellery Design: 1880 to Now", Christie's Education • "Jewellery: Gemstones, Metal, Fashion, Film and Objets d'art", Christie's Education • Published author: "The Art of Gemology"