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Mona L. Miller, FASA, MGA



Contact Information:
534 SW 3rd Ave #206
Portland, OR 97204-2516
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1 (503) 274-7022

Appraiser Profile:

Curriculum Vitae for



Master Gemologist Appraiser®

Mona Miller is the owner of Pacific Gemological Laboratories, in Portland Oregon. She has been actively involved in the gem & jewelry trade since 1980.

Certified yearly through professional affiliation examinations. All business is conducted in conformity with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of The Appraisal Foundation, and the Principles of Appraisal Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Appraisers.


Professional Designations


Gemological Institute of America
Graduate Gemologist - In Residence Degree

           Jewelry Design & Jewelry Retail– In Residence Degree

Graduate Retail Management - In Residence Degree
G.I.A. Charter Member of Alumni


Fellow Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA)

Diploma in Gemmolgy


American Gem Society (AGS)
Independent Certified Gemologist (ICGA)


 Accredited Gemologist Association (AGA)
Regional Governor 1991-1993


National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)
Senior Member


American Society of Appraisers (ASA)
Senior Member

Master Gemologist Appraiser (ASA-MGA)

College of Fellows (FASA)


Current Positions in ASA

Director – ASA Educational Foundation    2005 – Present

Constitution & Bylaws Committee 2011 - Present


 Past Positions Held in ASA

Chair - International Education Committee 2015

Chair - Compeer Liaison Task Force 2014 - 2015

Nominations and Awards Committee 2009 – 2012

Discipline Governor 2005 – 2008

International Budget and Finance Committee 2000 – 03 & 2005 - 08

International Gems & Jewelry Education Chair 2003 - 2009 

Gems & Jewelry Committee Member 1996 - 2007 
International Regional Governor 1998-2002
President, Portland, OR  Chapter 1995-1996



1994 & 2001: Who's Who for Executives and Professionals

Life Member 2001

Accepted & served as expert witness:

 Federal and State Court: Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Florida & California

  Appearances for: Dissolution, Grand Theft, Theft, Fraud, Bankruptcy, Estates, Forensic, Damage Replacement & Insurance.


Teaching Experience


The Appraisal Foundation – AQB Certified USPAP Instructor


American Society of Appraisers


Classes listed below are primarily taught at the University level as a credited class such as Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), University of Georgia (UGA), George Washington University (GW), North Western University (NWU), University of California (UCI) among others.


Instructor: ASA POV 201 - Introduction to Personal Property Valuation

Instructor: ASA POV 202 – P.P. Valuation Methodology-Research & Analysis

Instructor: ASA GJ 205 - Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Theory, Methods & Application   

Instructor: ASA GJ 206 - Gems and Jewelry Appraisal Techniques & Standards

Instructor: ASA Master Gemologist Appraiser Recertification Program

Instructor: ASA GJ216 – Advanced Gemological & Appraisal Techniques/Standards


Developer/Instructor: ASA GJ 303 – The Fashion & Flair

Fashion & Jewelry from 1760 – 1930.


Co-developer/Instructor: ASA GJ 310 - Finding Treasures

Discovering Jewelry-Inside and Out


Oregon and Washington Insurance Professionals: Certified Instructor  


Additional references and extended vitae upon request