Advanced Gem Lab Services


At YourGemologist our Advanced Gem Lab Services will save you significant time and appraisal costs by maintaining one of the industry’s largest on-site forensic gemological laboratories staffed by expert gemologists. With our many years of experience with the USAA Gem Lab, and as independent insurance jewelry professionals, we offer you 100% in-house services from start to finish.

We are the world leaders in jewelry appraisal and evaluation. We provide fair and accurate appraisals so you can be confident that you are covered in the event of a loss or in the settlement of a dispute.

No other jewelry appraisal firm can offer world-class gemological and investigative adjusting services all under one roof.

We are the world’s foremost authority in jewelry insurance coverages, and provide you support for all jewelry related personal property claims with your insurance company.

Our advanced gemological lab includes the following instruments and capabilities to professionally investigate and document your insured’s claim issues:

  • Raman Spectroscopy

  • XRF

  • MDM UV-VIS-NIR Spectroscopy


  • FT-IR


  • Meiji Techno Microscopes with 1080p, HD Video production capability.

  • Refractometers: Optical and Jemeter Digital 90 Reflectance

  • Polariscope: Optical

  • Spectroscopes: Prism and Diffraction Grating

  • Dichroscopes: London and Calcite Rhomb

  • Chelsea Filters and assorted other diagnostic color filters

  • Fiber Optics: LED, Halogen, etc…

  • Digital Measuring for accuracy

  • High definition microphotography

  • Hydrostatic Specific Gravity

All of the above and more allows us to provide you with world-class gemological claims adjusting without the need for third-party or outside cost and time.