SIGNIFICANCE OF GRADUATE GEMOLOGISTS
Though Mr. Homer came to GIA after earning a Bachelors Degree
in Geology from Kent State University, both he and Mr. Hulsey uniquely
top in their respective Graduate Gemologist classes while attending
Santa Monica, California campus. Indeed, upon graduation, both left
to create significant career experiences only to return, once more,
---only this time as Instructors.
The gemological training one receives as a student from GIA is unparalleled
in the United States. And the opportunities, experiences, and continued
education that we received as GIA Instructors was even more phenomenal,”states
Both confide that their experiences at GIA have significantly impacted
them as gem cutters and dealers. “An intimate knowledge of the
physical, chemical, and optical properties of so many gemstones, from
Amblygonite to Zoisite, as well as a deep knowledge of determinative
gemology greatly assists us with important practical aspects…in
both the cutting and the marketing of fine gems”, affirms Mr.
Hulsey. A deep understanding that is evident in the superior craft,
and value of ConcaveGems.Com.
It is also wise to remember that so many gemstones are either synthetically
created or enhanced with such things like oil, resin, dyes, irradiation,
and surface diffusion that it is extremely important for a gem cutter
and gemologist to know how to detect these things in the material he
works with and sells”, advises Mr. Homer.
Both avow that full disclosure of synthetic or color enhancement
processes is of paramount importance to safeguard consumers. As
a Firm Member of
The American Gem Trade Association, ConcaveGems.Com (Gems By Design,
Inc.) adheres to this strict policy of disclosure, so that one
can make an educated decision and buy with confidence. …back