Gemology & Precious Metal Services - Jewelry Appraisal Las Vegas

THE DIAMOND GRADER is the place to go for your jewelry appraisal in Las Vegas. Visit us to find out if what you have is REAL & what its Fair Market Value is. The breadth of our knowledge and individual services are sure to impress you, come find out for yourself!


Our advantages at a glance:

  • Fully Independent Appraiser
  • Professional - Discreet - Honest
  • Fast - Local Testing & Evaluation
  • Certified Jewelry Appraisals
  • Portable Gem Lab - will Travel
  • Seller's Mandate & Consignment Svcs.

Your Contact Person at THE DIAMOND GRADER

Michael Hutton, P.G., G.D.

Professional Gemologist (IGS)

Graduate Diamonds (GIA)

Specialty in Rough Diamonds (DEC)

Diamond Cutting & Polishing (DEC)

Past Certified Senior Member of NAJA

USAF Trained Metrologist (Science of Measurement)



Honor Graduate USAF School of Applied Aerospace Sciences - Metrology - 1976

Business Administration - National University - 1989

Continuing Education Classes - 2009/2010/2013/2015/2016/2017/2018

International Gem Society Professional Gemologist Certification - 2011

GIA Ruby & Sapphire Identification Lab - 2011

GIA Emerald Identification Lab - 2011

GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma - 2011

Sinkankas Diamond Symposium - 2011

Sinkankas Topaz Symposium - 2012

Sinkankas Sapphire Symposium - 2017

Sinkankas Tanzanite & Tsavorite Symposium - 2018

DEC, Johannesburg, Rough Diamond Evaluation Course - 2013

DEC, Johannesburg, Rough Diamond Marking Course - 2013

DEC, Johannesburg, Diamond Cutting & Polishing Course - 2013



Member GIA Alumni Association - Register # 3842096

Life Member International Gem Society - Register # 104840

Past Certified Senior Member of NAJA - Register # 21247

Diamond Education College Graduate, Johannesburg, S. Africa

Gem Certification & Assurance Lab Contractor


Areas of Specialty

Certified Jewelry Appraisals

Rough Diamond Evaluation

Rough Diamond Marking for Cutting

Diamond Cutting & Polishing

Gem Testing & Measurement

UV-VIS-NIR Spectroscopy

Precious Metal Testing & Assays

Diamond Broker/Grader

Jewelry & Diamond Consignments

Seller's Mandate Services



Jewelry Appraisal Las Vegas