Gemology, a branch of mineralogy, is the science that deals with gemstone materials (natural or artificial). A gemology expert witness typically has a background and extensive experience in jewelry appraisal, gem identification, jewelry design, and/or is a certified gemologist appraiser. Experts in gemology may have an affiliation with an industry organization such as the Jewelers of America, the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the American Gem Society (AGS), and/or the Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA).
Cahn Litigation Services has placed expert witnesses in cases pertaining to a variety of gemology industry issues including copyright, trade dress, trademark, trade secret, branding, insurance, and jewelry appraisal matters. Litigation support by a gemology expert witness could include research, jewelry valuation, an expert report, expert opinion, depositions, and/or courtroom testimony. In a high-profile dispute, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may require a gemology specialist with prior expert witness testimony experience. Counsel may also seek a master gemologist or jewelry industry expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
Whether the project involves diamond appraisal, diamond grading, estate appraisal, antique jewelry, fine jewelry appraisal, precious stones, or gem identification, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search around quickly. History has shown that the firm consistently provides experts with the precise balance of expertise and testimony to support each specific project and its nuances.
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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Gemology experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give attorneys a sense of the Gemology landscape.
This expert is a copyright infringement and trade dress consultant, forensic expert, jewelry appraiser and broker, and has served the jewelry industry for many years. This expert has been under contract with the Federal Trade Commission, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Customs Bureau, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Trustee's Office, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and The Ontario Attorney General as a forensic expert witness, consultant, mediator, and trustee. This expert's expertise is frequently sought by banks, museums, foundations, insurance companies, the jewelry trade (both wholesale and retail), law firms, accounting firms and individuals, and this expert has been called upon to testify as an expert witness in major court cases throughout the United States, Canada, Singapore and The Bahamas. This expert has been on staff as a research associate with a major Museum of Natural History, earth sciences division, and serves on its Board of Trustees. This expert also has experience teaching classes in gemology, gem sciences and jewelry.