Mission Statement

Connecticut Jewelry Appraisers, LLC exists to provide detailed, accurate and professional independent estate and insurance appraisals of modern, vintage, antique fine jewelry, diamonds, gemstones and watches to private and professional clients in the New England and New York areas.

Academic & Professional Background

  • Master of Science, Management, Albertus Magnus College, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Albertus Magnus College, 1999
  • Associate of Arts, St. Leo College, 1977
Professional Background
  • Senior Gemologist/Appraiser and General Manager, Peter Indorf Jewelers, 1992-2009
  • Retired US Navy Chief Warrant Officer, served 1972-1992

Professional Titles

American Society of Appraisers
  • Master Gemologist Appraiser®, (MGA)
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser, (ASA)
American Gem Society
  • Independent Certified Gemologist Appraiser, (ICGA)
  • Accredited Gem Lab, (AGL)
  • Advanced Personal Property Appraiser, (APPA)
  • Certified Gemologist Appraiser, (CGA)
  • Certified Gemologist, (CG)
  • Registered Jeweler, (RJ)
Accredited Gemologists Association
  • Certified Gemological Laboratory (CGL)
  • Accredited Senior Gemologist, (ASG)
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
  • Senior Member
Gemological Institute of America
  • Graduate Gemologist, (GG)
  • Colored Stones Graduate
  • Diamonds Graduate
Gemmological Association of Great Britain
  • Fellow of the Gemmological Society of Great Britain
  • Diploma in Gemmology (FGA)
  • Certificate in Gemmology (Cert-GA)

Community Involvement

Paul is an active member of the United Church of Chester having served on numerous boards and committees both as a committee member and chairman. He served over two years as the church's Moderator, sings in the choir and is the current church treasurer. Paul chaired an annual antique auction fundraiser for thirteen years raising well over $100,000.

An active member of the Chester Rotary Club, Paul was the Club President for 2012-13 and has served as club Webmaster, Treasurer, Sergeant-at-Arms and chairman of the annual Four on the Fourth Road Race fundraiser. Paul is currently the Assistant Governor for Area 10 of Rotary District 7980.

Laboratory Instrumentation

Paul's gemological laboratory is fully portable and is available for "on-site" appraisals. He maintains an extensive gemological and valuation reference library. His laboratory is certified by the Accredited Gemologists Association and accredited by the American Gem Society. The laboratory includes the following equipment:

  • Binocular microscope
  • Dino-lite digital microscope eyepiece
  • Portable Laboratory
  • Leverage gauge
  • Ohaus electronic scale
  • Thermal conductivity diamond tester
  • Touchstone and acids
  • Ultraviolet light unit
  • Fiber optic light
  • Electronic metals tester
  • MDM Spectroscope
  • Proportionscope
  • Idealscope
  • AGS ASET Scope with camera
  • Polariscope
  • Dichroscope
  • GIA Gem Set color grading system
  • Refractometer
  • Chelsea color filter
  • Spectrowave™ Diamond light
  • Six AGS graded master comparison diamonds
  • Ellin's CZ master stone set
  • Hanneman Filter Set
  • Gem-n-Eye II Digital Refractometer
  • Nikon digital camera
  • Presidium gem tester
Jewelers Microscope


American Society of Appraisers American Gem Society Gemological American Gemological Association National Association of Jewelry Appraisers