Independent Professional Appraiser of Diamonds, Gemstones, Watches and Fine Jewelry
Nancy Stacy is an independent jewelry appraiser specializing in appraisal of modern and antique fine jewelry, diamonds, gemstones and watches. She serves the San Francisco Bay Area from her office in Walnut Creek, California. A professional in the jewelry industry since 1980, Nancy owned a fine jewelry store for ten years before opening her jewelry appraisal practice in 1990. Ms. Stacy earned her Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in 1984. She earned her Master Gemologist Appraiser credential from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) in 1987. She now operates Contra Costa Gem Lab, which is a state-of-the-art Certified Laboratory of the Accredited Gemologists Association. Nancy Stacy is highly respected in the appraisal profession, having attained top-level credentials in three professional appraisal organizations.
Senior Appraiser and Master Gemologist Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers, and International Chair of ASAs Gems & Jewelry Discipline for 1997-99. Three terms as G&J Education Chair & advisor to ASA International Education Committee, currently serving second term as Vice-Chair of the ASA International Board of Examiners.
Member (1982) International Society of Appraisers, President of the Northern California Chapter, 1991-1992, Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (ISA-CAPP) 1995-2002
Instructor and course co-developer of ASAs GJ206 Gems & Jewelry Standards and Techniques, required for Master Gemologist Appraiser certification. Course co-developer and instructor of ASAs GJ205, Gems & Jewelry Appraisal Theory, Methods and Application, and GJ216 Advanced Gemological Appraisal, which she has taught four times at the invitation of the government of China, in Beijing and Shanghai.
Instructor for ASAs Principles of Valuation courses PP/GJ201 (Introduction to Personal Property Valuation), PP/GJ202 (Valuation Methodology: Research & Analysis of Data) and PP/GJ203 (Report Writing).
Member of Jewelers Vigilance Committee Appraisal Task Force to write Guidelines for Insurance Documentation
Selected to the USPAP Issues Resource Panel of the Appraisal Foundations Appraisal Standards Board