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Jewelry Appraiser Credentials

John H Vivian, GG, ASG, RMV

Certified Master Appraiser, NAJA

John Vivian, jewelry appraiser

John Vivian is an independent appraiser of gems and jewelry serving the Western Washington area. He has been active in the jewelry industry since 1978, opening Washington Gemological Laboratory in 1997.

Among his other designations, John holds a Graduate Gemologist certification from the Gemological Institute of America and is a Certified Master Appraiser with the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.

To stay current with all of the changes occurring in gemstone enhancement and identification, John participates in several seminars a year.

Washington Gemological Laboratory is fully equipped and is designated as a Certified Gemological Laboratory by the Accredited Gemologists Association. Details of his professional designations and current educational activities are detailed below.

Biographical Background & Qualifications

Professional Designations

  • GG - Graduate Gemologist - Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Alumni Member since 1998
  • CMA - Certified Master Appraiser, NAJA - National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
  • RMV - Registered Master Valuer (#191200) - Master Valuer Program
  • ASG - Accredited Senior Gemologist - Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA)
  • ICGA - Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser - American Gem Society (AGS) - Aug. 2002 thru Feb. 2012

  • Retail Sales and Management - 12 years
  • Independent Jewelry Appraising - Since April 1997
  • AGA Certified Gemological Laboratory - April 2001

  • BA - Marketing & Management - Saint Martin's University - Lacey, WA
  • MSSM - Systems Management - University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

Graduate Gemologist Certification from

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