August 21, 2016

About Us

The American Gem Registry was founded in 2001 to provide appraisal, grading, gemological and expert witness services in Denver Colorado.  We maintain a full time office with 24 hour security as well as a operate a mobile service throughout the state and worldwide.  We’re equipped with the finest tools available in the industry and the lab is certified by both the American Gem Society and the Accredited Gemologists Association.  We are available by appointment only and most work can be done while you wait and while you watch.  

All stones are graded on-site by a GIA Graduate Gemologist and our private and secure gem lab is equipped with the finest tools available including the Saran Diamension cut measuring system, ASET, Idealscope, AGS and GIA certified master diamonds, raytracing technology, and photomicrography. Work can usually be done while you wait, and while you watch. With our mobile lab, we can come to you and we are happy to work in cooperation with banks, accountants, attorneys and private individuals worldwide.

We are proud to be the only Rocky Mountain location for Gemprint International, the only court proven system for tracking individual diamonds.

About us

Our mission

The American Gem Registry was founded in 2001 to provide appraisal, grading, gemological and expert witness services in Denver Colorado.  We maintain a full time office with 24 hour security as well as a operate a mobile service throughout the state and worldwide.  We’re equipped with the finest tools available in the industry and the lab is certified by both the American Gem Society and the Accredited Gemologists Association.  We are available by appointment only and most work can be done while you wait and while you watch.  Call or email for more details or to schedule an appointment.

We do work for insurance replacement, retail comparison, fair market value, estate valuation, damage claims, charitable contribution and other purposes and are fully accredited by The Accredited Gemologists Association, the American Gem Society and by the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers.

What we do

Our Methods

The American Gem Registry, LLC. is Colorado’s premier full service, gemological laboratory, and jewelry appraisal service.
Neil Beaty is Colorado’s only AGS Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser and we support both buyers and sellers of diamonds, gemstones, and jewelry by supplying independent, accurate and USEFUL information.
Diamond and jewelry appraisals and consulting are all we do.
We work with all major insurance companies, cruise lines, US and state courts, and our reports have been accepted by the Colorado Department of Revenue and the US Internal Revenue Service for estate tax, charitable contribution and bankruptcy purposes. Our lab is certified by both the Accredited Gemologists Association and the American Gem Society.. Appraisals are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and all grading is to GIA standards by a GIA graduate gemologist.

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QUALIFICATIONS OF THE APPRAISER: NEIL T. BEATY GG(GIA) ICGA(AGS).

Accreditation & Professional Memberships:

Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser, American Gem Society, 2006-Present
Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad CA. 1996
Certified Gem Lab, American Gem Society, 2006-Present
Certified Gemologist Appraiser, American Gem Society, 2006-Present
Accredited Senior Gemologist, Accredited Gemologists Association, 2001-present

Education:

Gemological Institute of America, Carlsbad CA,
Graduate Gemologist,1996
Advanced Gemology, 2001
Advanced Pearl Grading 2004

Appraisers National Association, Irvine CA
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 2004

International Society of Appraisers, Seattle WA
Core Course in Appraisal Studies 2003

American Society of Appraisers, Herndon VA
Introduction to Personal Property Evaluation PP/201, 2004
Personal Property Valuation Methodology, Research & Analysis PP/202, 2004
Appraisal Report Writing seminar, 2004
Master Gemologist Appraiser program PP/ 206 2005
Personal Property Valuation PP/203 & PP/204, 2005
USPAP 1997, 2011, 2013, 2015

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
Grading Synthetic and Treated Diamonds, 2004

American Gem Society
Advanced Personal Property Appraising 2005-2006
Registered Jeweler program, 2005

Master Valuer Appraiser Program, Pearland TX
Master Valuer program, 1998

University of Colorado, Boulder CO,
Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1984

University of California at Irvine, Irvine CA
Appraising for Charitable Contributions, 2005

Related experience

American Gem Registry, Inc. and American Gem Registry, llc, Denver CO 2001-present. Appraisal and gemological laboratory.
USA Jewelry Brokers, llc, Denver CO, 2011-present. Consultation. Jewelry brokerage.
Aegis Goldsmiths Ltd., Denver CO, 1991 – 2003. Custom jewelry design, repair, and appraisal
Leavitt-Beaty Gallery, Ft. Collins CO1998-1999. Retail jewelry sales
Banks Jewelers, Boulder CO, 1981-1982, Custom jewelry design & repair
Neil T. Beaty, Goldsmith, Boulder CO 1978-1991. Custom jewelry design & repair.

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