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Member Bio

Craig A. Lynch, AM



Contact Information:
15850 N 35th Ave #5
Phoenix, AZ 85053
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1 (602) 264-3210

Appraiser Profile:

Curriculum Vitae


Craig A. Lynch G.G. ASA CIA

Graduate Gemologist, GIA

Accredited Senior Gemologist, AGA

Senior Member, ASA

Certified Insurance Appraiser, CIA




Brigham Young University 



Gemological Institute of America 

 Graduate Gemologist  1983
 Diamonds Graduate
 Diamond Grading
 Colored Stone Graduate
 Colored Stone Grading
 Gem Identification
 Jewelry Retailing 1981


American Society of Appraisers 


 Senior Member 1988-1989, 2017-2018
 Gems and Jewelry 206 Advanced Appraisal Class, Theory and Practical.  2006.
 Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 2018, (Updated 2006) 1995


Accredited Gemologist Association


 Accredited Senior Gemologist,        1986-2018.
 Continuing Education Conferences 1986-2018


Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Institute

 Certified Insurance Appraiser, 2005  updated 2017





           Ouellet & Lynch              Owner independent gem, jewelry appraisals 1987-2018

Glennpeter Jewelers        Store Manager, Company Appraiser, Buyer.

      Schenectady, New York 1983-1987?

Modern Merchandising  Salt Lake City, Management, Corporate 1980-83

Schubach Jewelers           Provo, Utah, Sales 1978-1980     



Certified Gemological Laboratory 2007-2018  Accredited Gemologist Association


Special Expertise


? Appraisals:  replacement value (insurance), damage/loss, estate, donation, divorce settlement, liquidation.  Independent appraiser for personal property working for banks, trust companies, attorneys, insurance companies, fine jewelers and private individuals


? Rare and unusual collections of gems and jewelry, i.e. RMS TITANIC, Arch Duke Joseph Diamond, Somewhere in the Rainbow Collection.


? Inventory verification:  jewelry store inventory for banks and financial institutions



? Appears in federal, state, courts arbitration, mediation, expert witness. 

Testimony with experience in preparing appraisal documentation for litigation in insurance loss, inheritance, divorce, criminal, civil cases and damage claims.

?*past legal case list is available on request



? Specialist in estate liquidation consulting – pre-sale or post-sale of diamonds, fine jewelry and gemstones. Gemstone Identification, gemstone authentication (natural vs. synthetic).










Professional Organizations

?Arizona Jewelers Association           President                  2008 ?

?Accredited Gemologist Association? Board of Governors, 2008-2016

Board of Governors, 1997-2005?

? Membership Chair,   1997-2001

? Regional Governor,   1991-1993

?American Society of Appraisers      Senior Member,         2018, 2017 1988-89, 



“Is That really a Ruby?”   Published 2010

Rapaport Magazine 2011 Article

InColor Magazine   2011 Article

Chubb Collector, Magazine 2014 Article



2018 Scottish Gemmological Association, Cumbernauld, Scotland, Speaker &   Workshop?

2014, 2015, 2017 JTV Gem Lovers Knoxville, Tennessee

2016 Alumni Asso. GIA San Francisco, CA

2015 Northwest Gemological Conference Seattle WA.

2015 Gemological Association of Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland Speaker

2014 Gemological Association of Great Britain, London, UK, Guest Speaker

2013 Gemological Association of Great Britain, London, UK, Seminar & Speaker

2013 International Society of Appraisers 

2012 American Society of Appraisers

2010 National Association of Jewelry Appraisers


Special Projects

?2002 Appraiser for all the items of jewelry, watches recovered from 

The shipwreck RMS TITANIC


2008-2018 Gemological consultant, appraiser for  Somewhere in the Rainbow, 

A world class gemstone and modern jewelry collection


2014 Jewelry on-air expert in approximately 50 episodes, PBS TelevisionArizona Collectibles” Seasons 2014-2017


2015  Appraiser of the “Presidents Collection Jewelry Television (JTV)

A multimillion dollar collection of rare loose gemstones






                            For what it’s worth.

Ouellet & Lynch

15850 N. 35th Ave. Suite #5, Phoenix, Arizona  85053   602-264-3210