Jewelry Appraiser Credentials

Chuck Stoddard, GG, CIA

  • Over 40 years of industry experience
  • GG credential since 1972 (Graduate Gemologist - GIA Alumni)
  • Certified Insurance Appraiser™ (CIA) 2015
  • Independent Gemologist Appraiser
  • Senior Member National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)
  • Member, Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA)
  • Member, American Gem Trade Association (AGTA)

Graduate Gemologist (GG)

Graduate Gemologist is the highest credential offered by the Gemological Institute of America, the internationally recognized authority that developed the diamond color- and clarity-grading systems respected and used around the world.

Independent Gemologist Appraiser

An independent gemologist appraiser is not affiliated with any jewelry retailer and can give an unbiased description and valuation of the jewelry.

Certified Insurance Appraiser™ (CIA)

Having additional training in jewelry appraising for insurance, a Certified Insurance Appraiser understands how insurers use appraisals and presents information in the way that complies with JISO insurance industry standards and that best serves the jewelry owner.


Gemologist Chuck Stoddard
Chuck Stoddard, GG, CIA

Chuck belongs to a large number of gem trade & appraiser organizations, attends gem shows throughout the year, continues to learn about new materials, gem treatments, jewelry design & fabrication techniques from experts in the field.