I am a graduate gemologist (1985 Santa Monica)
i too graduated from gia (sept 1985), it would be interesting to
find out we were in the same class. ellie was the diamond
instructor, a disagreeable, unhelpful type lady who had to go on
maternity leave (thank god!) for the first part of colored gems,
and gary roskin for the second half (he made up for the first
i’m sure we know people in common.
this is a great forum that proves one can never stop learning.