Mona L. Miller, ICGA
Ms. Miller is the Principle/Director of Pacific Gem Laboratory in Portland, OR, since 1989. Pacific Gem Laboratory specializes in Gem & Jewelry Appraisals, Forensic reports, and Consultation services. She has worked in the jewelry industry since 1981 as a buyer, retailer, appraiser, and educator.
Ms. Miller is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA), Graduate Gemologist (GG) from the Gemological Institute of America, Fellow of the American Society of Appraisers (FASA), and an Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser (ICGA) with the American Gem Society, among many other associations . She has held many positions within ASA, including Regional & Discipline Governor, Chair of the International Education Committee, Chair of the Gems & Jewelry Education and Chair of the Compeer Liaison Task Force. Currently she is Chair of the ASA Educational Foundation and member of the Constitution & By-law Committee.
In addition Ms. Miller is an adjunct professor at American Universities, which she developed and teaches Gem & Jewelry specialty classes, along with ASA’s Principle of Valuation classes (PP/GJ201-202). Ms. Miller is also a Certified USPAP Instructor for The Appraisal Foundation and Certified Instructor for Oregon and Washington Insurance Professionals.
Mona Miller is a highly respected mentor and teacher in the Gem & Jewelry Appraisal Profession, works with the public, insurance companies, the legal profession, and Government Agencies. Her specialty is period and antique jewelry.