Jewelry Appraiser Credentials

Barry Silcock, FGA, CIA

  • Over 50 years of industry experience on both sides of the Atlantic
  • FGA credential since 1969 (Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain)
  • Certified Insurance Appraiser™ (CIA) 2015
  • Independent Gemologist Appraiser since 1991
  • Certified Gemologist Appraiser (AGS) 1992

Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA)

The FGA credential signifies completion of in-depth gemology coursework and membership in Gem-A, the longest-established provider of gem education.

Independent Gemologist Appraiser

An independent gemologist appraiser is not affiliated with any jewelry retailer and can give an unbiased description and valuation of the jewelry.

Certified Insurance Appraiser™ (CIA)

Having additional training in jewelry appraising for insurance, a Certified Insurance Appraiser understands how insurers use appraisals and presents information in the way that complies with JISO insurance industry standards and that best serves the jewelry owner.


Gemmologist Barry Silcock
Barry Silcock, FGA, CIA™