Credentials and Experience

Scott Gordon's education in gems and jewelry appraising began with the three core courses of the personal property valuation program of the International Society of Appraisers held at Indiana University in Summer 1985. Since then, he has provided hundreds of appraisals and consultations for all kinds of uses to Oklahoma clients, both individual and institutional.

In 1989, Scott joined the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), the United States' oldest and largest appraisal society, earning their Accredited Senior Appraiser designation the following year. In 1991, he attended ASA's Master Gemologist Appraiser® program in Tucson, AZ, to become one of fewer than 50 such titleholders in the country. He has re-accredited and -certified, through continuing education and testing, for each title every five years. (Learn more about Scott's life and background here.)

Scott has appraised for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Customs, U.S. Marshal's Office, U.S. Secret Service, banks, charitable institutions, and law firms. He has appeared as an expert witness in Oklahoma County District Court and U.S. District Court.

Scott stays current by studying trade literature and traveling to trade shows, seminars, conferences with many of the world's leading dealers, gemologists, and appraisers. He stays in constant dialogue with them online through words and pictures. His gemological laboratory is equipped with the essential tools and his library contains most of the important reference literature from the past 35 years. He subscribes to trade-only resources for wholesale price research and constantly monitors the Internet for retail and auction gems and jewelry prices. In the most challenging time in history to appraise jewelry, Scott works diligently to serve his clients.

Professional Designations

  • Graduate Gemologist, Gemological Institute of America, 1981
  • Fellowship Diploma, Gemmological Association of Great Britain, 1988
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers, 1990 (renewed 2016)
  • Master Gemologist Appraiser®, American Society of Appraisers, 1991 (renewed 2016)
  • Accredited Senior Gemologist, Accredited Gemologists Association, 1998
  • Member, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, 2006