Introduction to Colored Stones
Advanced Colored Stones
A gemologist, goldsmith and diamond setter, Lothar
Vallot has been in the jewelry business over 38 years. Recognized as an
expert in the field, Lothar is the Program Facilitator for the SCC
Gemology program. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch
College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.
||Elaine Ferrari-Santhon |
Gem passionista Elaine Ferrari-Santhon began her
education early on by frequenting neighborhood Jewelry stores, attending
gem and jewelry shows, and digging for more information on what she saw
and heard. This unwavering interest eventually led her to jobs in the
gem industry. After stints with retail and wholesale jewelers and
working trade shows, Elaine earned her Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) degree
in residence at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in 1994.
Elaine held positions teaching online and resident courses in diamonds,
diamond grading, colored stones and gem identification at GIA for more
than 10 years. With her expertise and enthusiasm, Elaine also
researched, developed and presented lectures on gemology and
co-developed GIA's junior gemology program.
In addition to being a
Graduate Gemologist, Elaine is a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional and
an American Gem Society Certified Gemologist.
|Diana Sanders Cinamon
||Diana Sanders Cinamon|
Antique and Period Jewelry
Sanders is a gemologist and personal property appraiser of antiques,
fine art and jewelry. Before joining the SCC staff to teach the Pearls
class, Diana has taught antique and period jewelry classes since 1997.
She is also the co-author of "How to be a Silver Detective" published by
C. Jeanenne Bell.
Diana has a Bachelor of Science Degree in
Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach and
received her AA in Gemology from Santiago Canyon College in 2001.