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Professional Profile of Charles M. Ellias GG

Jeweler Gemologist-Appraiser

Charles M. Ellias GG

Certified Appraiser Of Personal Property (International Society of Appraisers) (1996 - 2006)

Graduate Gemologist (Gemological Institute of America)

Currently serving on:

  • Gem Artists of North America (GANA) International Board of Directors

Formerly Has Served:

  • The Founding Member and President of the Great Lakes Chapter ISA
  • Midwestern Regional Representative ISA
  • International Conference Chair ISA
  • Awards Committee Chair ISA
  • As a previewer for Auction Market Resource
  • ISA's Jewelry Insurance Appraisal Standards Taskforce
  • Gems & Jewelry Committee
  • Chapter Relations Committee
  • Was a technical editor for section III of the American Gem Society's Advanced Personal Property Appraisal Course
  • Gem Art Resource (GAR) Board of Directors
  • International Society Of Appraisers (ISA) Board of Directors Executive Committee
  • Chapter President; Michigan Chapter GIA Alumni Association
  • GIA Alumni Association Chapters Committee Chair

Professional Memberships

  • International Society Of Appraisers (ISA)- Certified Member (1995 - 2006)
  • Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association (GIA AA)- Alumni Member
  • Gem Art Resource (GAR)- Founding Professional Member
  • Gem Artists of North America (GANA)- Professional Member
  • Accredited Gemologist Association (AGA)- Accredited Senior Gemologist
  • The National Cufflink Society- Member

Mr. Ellias is a consultant for Gem Artists, insurance companies, jewelers, personal property appraisers, attorneys, and independent adjusters. He has taught courses on manufacturing arts, appraisal sciences, consumer courses on jewelry and gemstones, along with instructing insurance companies and appraisers on jewelry appraisals and appraisal review. Mr. Ellias has authored numerous articles on appraisal issues, and has been the recipient of many awards for his dedication to the appraisal profession. With over 25 years of professional experience, Mr. Ellias is an advocate for appraisal ethics, education and reform. Mr. Ellias offers insurance claim assessment and replacement services guaranteeing true indemnification, salvage services, repair services, expert witness services, consultation services, and appraisal review for consumers, the jewelry trade, and the insurance industry.

"IF WISDOM IS KEY, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, AND IGNORANCE IS BLISS. IS IT WISE TO BE POWERLESS BY BEING BLISSFULLY IGNORANT?"

- Charles M. Ellias



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