Program Facilitator |
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.
Jack Ghazalian is an International Distinguished Scholar, holds 28 diplomas and certificates. 39 years of experience in the jewelry industry. He is a Graduate Gemologist and a former instructor at the Gemological Institute of America. He was Certified-by-the-State of California Education Code 94311(a) to teach Gemology & Jewelry Manufacturing Arts at GIA. An expert in jewelry appraisals, marketing, and branding designer jewelry companies. A member of the Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), International Honor Society in Education. National Space Society (NSS/NASA) and the Planetary Society. Speaks 5 languages and passionate about education. He is currently the owner of Isometric Gemological Appraisal Services in Southern California: IsometricGems.com.
Introductory Colored Stones
Mike Miller holds an Associate degree in Gemology from Santiago Canyon College. He owned a fashion jewelry and accessory store in Laguna Beach, where he designed and sold trendy production and custom jewelry. He works as a docent at the Natural History Museum Los Angeles in the Gem and Mineral Hall. There, he has the opportunity to share his love for gemstones with a diverse population of visitors. Mike is a dedicated instructor whose enthusiasm engages and inspires his students. He is currently working towards a Masters degree in Communication at CSUF.
Advanced Colored Stones
Richard Vogl has a BS and MS in Geology from the California State University Los Angeles, along with a Certificate in Gemology from Santiago Canyon College. Mr. Vogl is a registered profession geologist, certified engineering geologist, and certified hyrdrogeologist in the state of California. Mr. Vogl is also an accomplished colored gemstone faceter, mineral and gemstone collector, and dealer. Mr. Vogl's strong educational background in geology have given him a greater understanding of the origin of colored stones and appreciation for their beauty and rarity both in mineral crystal form and as gemstone works of art.