Status: Member
Business Type: Trade Valuer and Valuer in Private Practice

An independent professional appraiser specializing in the appraisal of fine and antique jewelry, coins, watches, silver and gemstones for all purposes as well as forensic & damage reports.

The Principal, James Jolliff, has 35 years experience that when combined with advanced training ensures issuance of top quality appraisal & gem identification reports. The company also provides expert witness testimony in Maryland, Anne Arundel and Calvert County Courts.

All jewelry appraisal reports issued are well researched & documented, and conform to the standards of the NAJA and those of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

JEI Gemological Laboratory was founded in 1981 by Jim Jolliff.

  • Graduate Gemologist - Gemological Institute of America
  • Fellow (Dist) - Gemmological Association of Great Britain
  • Certified Master Appraiser - National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
  • Executive Director Emeritus, NAJA

Mr Jolliff has won many awards including 'Man of the Year', 'Member of the Year' and the 'Blue Diamond Award' from the NAJA and the 'Appreciation Award' from the ASA.

James is also co-author original NAJA Correspondenence Course, a past Instructor ASA-MGA Course & numerous NAJA Conference Courses. Author of numerous articles for NAJA 'Jewelry Appraiser'.


James Jolliff, G.G., F.G.A, C.M.A. - N.A.J.A
JEI Gemological Laboratory
191 Cardamon Drive
MD 21037
United States of America
Telephone: 410-897-0889

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