James Naughter is an independent appraiser of fine jewelry serving the greater Capital District area.

For more than three decades, Naugther has continually served the gem and jewelry trade, banking institutions, law firms, government agencies and the general public, by identifying, analyzing and appraising fine jewelry, watches and silver.

Mr. Naughter has owned and operated A & A Gemological Laboratory since 1991. The Laboratory, established in 1979, is a designated Certified Gem Laboratory by the Accredited Gemologists Association and must re-certify every two years.

Now located on Wolf Road, the AGA certified lab is operating within Ferris Coin Co. This secure, modern office and laboratory provides a safe and comfortable environment for both the patron and the appraiser. Designed to enable in-depth analysis of both loose gems and intricate jewelry in the presence of the client, the lab also has ample space to accommodate an impressive reference library that can be accessible while the client is present.

Appointments are arranged in advance so the interested party can be assured a prompt, personal, one-on-one experience focusing on their objective. The process, which can include identifying, analyzing, authenticating, photographing and establishing a value, many times can be accomplished while the client waits. For complex items or those requiring extensive research, a schedule is created by both parties to insure that the process is both timely and in keeping with the client′s original goal.

To discuss you jewelry appraisal requirements, please contact James Naughter using the contact links at the top of this page.



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We are always looking and ready to purchase your unique coins and currencies, scrap metal or gold jewelry. If you would like to schedule a time to meet and review your items, please fill out the form below and we will reach out to you by the next business day to confirm an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

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