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Gina Dustin, GG (GIA), CGA (AGS), NAJA


Education

Completed Graduate Gemologist (GG) course work through the Gemological Institute of America (2006). Graduate Gemologist program consists of: Coursework: Diamonds, Diamond Grading, Colored Stones, Colored Stone Grading, Gem Identification. Lab: Diamond Grading, Colored Stones Grading, Gem Identification. Graduate Gemologist final exam.

Passed Certified Gemologist exam (CG) through the American Gem Society (2007) which consists of written exam, diamond grading exam and completed AGS coursework.

Passed the Certified Gemologist Appraiser exam (CGA) through the American Gem Society (2009) which consists of a written theory exam and an appraisal practicum graded by a exam committee board of AGS members.

Completed GIA Pearls Graduate coursework (2006) which consists of pearl grading lab and pearl and pearl grading coursework.

Relevant Coursework

Pearl Grading Lab, Gemological Institute of America (2005). Indentifying Synthetic Diamonds Lab, Gemological Institute of America (2007). Indentifying Synthetic Gemstones Lab, Gemological Institute of America (2007). GIA Cut Grading System, Gemological Institute of America (2006). Big Three – Identifying Natural vs. Synthetic Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires, Gemological Institute of America Ohio Alumni Chapter (2008). Identification and Value of Vintage Watches Gemological Institute of America Ohio Alumni Chapter (2008). NAJA Appraisers Continuing Education Conference (2008). NAJA Appraisers Continuing Education Conference (2009).

Experience

Seven years working for Northern Appraisal Services; three years apprenticing, four years appraising.

Affiliations

Member, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA)