Massachusetts Office

New England Gem Lab

93 Union Street Suite 303D Newton Center


 Massachusetts  Professional Jewelry Appraiser


Leslie S. George Graduate Gemologist, GIA
Independent Jewelry Appraiser

Curriculum Vitae, Contact & Directions

Leslie turned a life-long interest in jewelry and gems into her profession when she attended the Gemological Institute of America, and completed the industry’s most respected program, the Graduate Gemologist Degree. Since then, she has worked in the Fine Jewelry Department of Skinner Auction Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, and as an independent jewelry appraiser. Her expertise includes appraising contemporary, modern, estate and antique jewelry, as well as diamonds and colored stones.

Qualifications & Memberships

● Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Graduate Gemologist (GG)

GIA Courses Completed:
Diamond Essentials
Diamond Grading
Diamond Grading Lab
Colored Stone Essentials
Colored Stone Course
Colored Stone Grading Lab
Gem Identification
Gem Identification Lab
Pearl Grading Lab

● Pennsylvania State University,  BS Summa Cum Laude

● Skinner Auction House,  Fine Jewelry Department – Boston

● GIA Alumni Association Member

● American Society of Jewelry Historians Member

● National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Member

● American Society of Jewelry and Related Arts  Member

● Accredited Gemologist Association Conference – Tucson, Arizona,  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

● National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Conference – Tucson,  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

● Gemworld International World of Gems Conference – Chicago, 2012

● Gemworld International Corundum Treatments and Pricing – Boston, 2013

Leslie graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS Summa Cum Laude. She also attended the Massachusetts College of Art and Chamberlain College, completing various courses in drawing and design.brooch jewelry appraisal

She is a member of the Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association, the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and the American Society of Jewelry Historians. Leslie has attended conferences across the country given by the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers and the Accredited Gemologists Associations. She continually updates her knowledge of the jewelry industry through participation in courses and seminars.

Leslie believes, “Jewelry is personal – it means different things to different people. But, whether you want to insure your jewelry in order to wear it; distribute your jewelry equally among your heirs; buy jewelry or sell it – in order to do it wisely — you must know its value.”

An active member of the community, Leslie has been on the Board of Overseers of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and is currently Vice Chair, Board of Directors of REACH Beyond Domestic Violence.

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Services provided include:

  • Insurance and Estate Appraisals
  • Equitable Distribution Appraisals
  • New or Potential Purchase Confirmations of items from: Auctions, Internet, Retail Stores and Cruises
  • Diamond Grading
  • Colored Stone Grading
  • Consultation services for buying or selling Colored Stones, Diamonds, and New or Period Jewelry
  • Divorce Appraisals
  • Liquidation
  • Assistance in Brokering Jewelry and Gemstones

Mailing Address:
New England Gemological Laboratory and Appraisal Services, LLC
93 Union Street Suite 303D
Newton Center, Massachusetts 02459

Located Directly across from the Newton Center “T” Stop

1 (617) 340-6383


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