Vickie L. Adams, Principal

BA, GG, ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser®

Jewelry Appraiser Experience & Qualifications

Master Gemologist Appraiser®, MGA, American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

AGA Certified Gemological Laboratory, #23

Graduate Gemologist (GG), Gemological Institute of America in residence

Accredited Senior Member (ASA), American Society of Appraisers

Accredited Senior Gemologist (AGA), Accredited Gemologists Association

Certified Insurance Appraiser™ (CIA), Jewelry Appraisal Institute

Certificate, Expert Witness, California State University Long Beach Extension

Senior Member, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)

Personal Property Appraiser – Residential Contents, Silver, Ceramics, and Glass

Certificate in Appraisal Studies, UC Irvine Extension

Certificate, Connoisseurship of Fine and Decorative Arts, UC Irvine Extension

Certificate, Expert Witness, California State University Long Beach Extension

Ms. Adams has 37 years of experience as an appraisal professional. She is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the oldest and most rigorous accrediting appraisal organization in the United States. She has continuously completed all mandatory re-accreditation requirements of the organization since 1982.

Additionally, Ms. Adams holds the Master Gemologist Appraiser® certification from ASA, the most coveted designation among Gems and Jewelry appraisers. She also earned her Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma in residence at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in 1978. She operates a state-of-the-art certified gemological laboratory that meets the stringent criteria of the American Society of Appraisers’ Master Gemologist Appraiser® program and the Accredited Gemologist Association.

Certifications

Certificate Program in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts, UCI, Extension

Certificate Program (specialized studies) in Connoisseurship of Fine and Decorative Arts, UCI, Extension

Certificate Program for Expert Witness, California State University Long Beach, University College and Extension Services

Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute, Certified Insurance Appraiser™

Re-accreditation

ASA, Accredited Senior Appraiser – July 2014

ASA, Master Gemologist Appraiser® – July 2014

Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (U.S.P.A.P.) – July 2014

Gem World Appraiser Directory



American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
- International Board of Examiners for Gems & Jewelry discipline, 2002-2010;

- Gems & Jewelry Committee, Education Chair, 2007-2009;

Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA);

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA);

Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA);

Gemological Institute of America (GIA);

American Society of Jewelry Historians


ASA Master Gemologist Appraiser®(MGA);

Graduate Gemologist (GG);

Accredited Senior Member (ASA)—American Society of Appraisers;

Certified Insurance Appraiser™—Jewelry Appraisal Institute;

Senior Member—National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)


Instructor at UCI Extension;

- "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Jewelry: The Fashion and the Flair" - Spring 2004;

- "Finding Treasures" - Spring 2004

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