|Lothar Vallot |
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.
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
Antique and Period Jewelry
Diana Sanders Cinamon is a gemologist and personal property appraiser of antiques, fine art and jewelry. Diana has taught antique and period jewelry classes since 1998. Her book “Estate Jewelry, 1760 to 1960”, is used as the text book for her class, with the 2nd edition released in June. She is also the author of “All About Antique Silver with International Hallmarks”.
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.She is also received her certificate from The College for Appraisers (GCA), in 1998.