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Gary Roskin, G.G., FGA, is the host of the online gem news magazine, The Roskin Gem News Report. Roskin is the author of the best selling diamond grading book, Photo Masters for Diamond Grading, and has over 30 years of professional laboratory diamond grading, supervising, training, monitoring, and reporting experience. Roskin is recognized as one of the world’s most highly regarded authorities in the art and science of diamond grading.
Roskin began his career as a fourth generation retail jeweler in Marion, Indiana. He studied at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Santa Monica, California, and worked there from 1977 through 1992; 6 years as Assistant to the Director of the Los Angeles GIA Gem Trade Lab, 3 years as a resident gemology instructor in both diamond grading and colored stone gem identification, and 5 years as Executive Director of the GIA Alumni Association. From 1992 through 1997, Roskin was Assistant Director of the European Gem Lab in Los Angeles. He was author of Photo Masters for Diamond Grading. This book was one of the best selling reference books at GIA’s Bookstore, with approximately 3,500 copies sold.
Gary Roskin is the former Gemstone Editor for Jewelers Circular Keystone magazine, the jewelry industry’s leading business to business retail monthly trade publication. As gemstone editor, Roskin’s duties included covering all topics with regards to colored gems, as well as gemological subjects on diamonds, and the estate gemstone/jewelry market.