I am a Graduate Gemologist, buyer and seller of fine gems, photojournalist, speaker, and international gemstone consultant. The primary focus of my business is the purchasing of estate jewelry and fine loose gem stones. I have particular expertise and experience in the buying and selling of fine sapphires and fancy colored diamonds.
I have extensive field experience purchasing rough diamonds in Venezuela; emerald, lapis lazuli and pink topaz in Pakistan and Afghanistan; and fine blue and fancy colored sapphires in Sri Lanka.
I received my Graduate Gemologist diploma in residence from the Gemological Institute of America, Santa Monica Campus, in 1987.
In learning photomicrography, John Koivula assisted me as did other respected and highly knowledgable gemologists in the field.
Additionally, I studied at the Brooks Institute of Photography and operated as a photo intelligence specialist in the
I have received advanced military training, and have extensive experience with information gathering and survival.
Such skills make me particularly well suited for international travel and procurement of hard to find gem stones.
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