Gary L Smith Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Company: PA Gem Lab
  • Phone: 570 368 4436
  • Fax: 570 368 8837
  • Website: www.pagemlab.com
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Gems & Jewelry Appraiser

Specialty Focus: Forensic Gemologist, Diamonds, Antique Jewelry, Gemstones, Rubies, Emeralds, Gemstone Enhancement, Gemstone Identification, Antique Jewelry Appraisal, Diamond Appraisal, Diamond Grading, Gemology

Education: Associates, Electronics, Pennsylvania College of Technology

Years in Practice: 18

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 2


Additional Information

I trained in Asia and Europe and am a master goldsmith, specializing in the identification and authentication, as well as the repair and restoration of antique jewelry and artifacts. I am also an accredited senior appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers with the designation of a Master Gemologist Appraiser. I am also the leading forensic gemologist. I am the founder and director of the Pennsylvania Gemological Laboratory (PGL) and currently the International President for the American Society of Appraisers, the worlds’ largest multi-disciplined appraisal society. In addition to many designations, I have over 40 years of experience as a teacher, lecturer, and appraiser of gems and jewelry for private clientele, banks, insurance companies, legal firms, and the State of Pennsylvania Treasury Department. As a Forensic Gemologist, I have worked with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.