Martin Fuller Extended Bio

Martin D. Fuller, G.G., C.S.M., A.S.A

Founder, President & Lab Director

Founder, President & Lab Director

  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA) – Senior Member, Certified & Re-Certified 2009
  • Master Gemologist Appraiser (MGA), American Society of Appraisers – Certified 1990; Re-Certified – 2009
  • Graduate Gemologist; Gemological Institute of America – Certified

 

  • National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) – Certified Senior Member (CSM) Designation 2005, 2010
  • Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Alumni Association, Washington, D.C. Chapter Past-President (2001-2003), Past-President 1991-93) & Vice President (1989-91)
  • Chairman (2004-2012) Gems & Jewelry Committee, Washington, D.C. Chapter of American Society of Appraisers
  • Founder, past-publisher and former editor of “The District of Gemology”
  • Co-founder and former editor of the Washington, DC Chapter GIA Alumni original website, www.dcgia.org,
  • Co-author of the 5th edition of Dorothy Rainwater’s Encyclopedia of American Silver Manufacturers
  • 2005-2011 Smithsonian Resident Associate Program Instructor
  • Advisor and contributor to Madeleine Albright’s book, Read My Pins and the Madeleine Albright brooch collection museum exhibits
  • Advisor to The Gem Guide bi-monthly publication 1995 – Present
  • Recognized Expert Witness

– Washington D. C. Superior Court
– Fairfax County, Arlington County & Alexandria, Virginia Civil & Circuit Courts
– U.S. Federal District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
– U.S. Federal District Court, Santa Ana, California
– U.S. Federal District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Northern Division

  • Continuing Education

– 2013 NAJA Tucson Conference Participant & Speaker
– 2012 NAJA Seattle Conference Participant & Speaker
– 2012 NAJA Tucson Conference Participant & Speaker
– 2011 ASA Washington, D.C. Conference
– 2011 NAJA Conference Tucson
– 2010 Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference – NAJA Recertification
– 2009 ASA Master Gemologist Appraiser Written Exam & Recertification
– 2009 AGA Conference Tucson
– 2008 Bill Hoefer Insurance Appraisal Symposium
– 2007 AGA Conference Tucson
– 2007 AGTA Corundum Treatment Seminar
– 2007 ASA Los Angeles Conference
– 2007 NAJA Tucson Conference
– 2006 International Gemological Symposium
– 2005 NAJA Cincinnati Conference — Instructor
– 2005 NAJA Certified Senior Appraiser Designation
– 2005 NAJA Tucson Conference
– 2004 NAJA Philadelphia Conference – Instructor
– 2004 Master Gemologist Appraiser Recertification 2004 – 2009
– 2003 ASA Senior Member Recertification 2003 – 2008
– 2003 NAJA Boston Conference
– 2003 ASA USPAP Recertification
– 2001 NAJA Tucson Conference
– 2000 NAJA Seattle Conference

Clients include: Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Customs & Border Protection, The Department of Homeland Security, US Secret Service, U.S.D.O.J. (D.E.A.), Federal Trade Commission, Tiffany & Co., Cartier, Neiman Marcus, Saks’s Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and more.

  • Consultant to Fairfax County Dept. of Consumer Affairs
  • Consultant to Smithsonian Institution Gems & Minerals Division