Some of the most common questions in the jewelry industry involve credentials and education. Many diamond experts use the title “GIA GG” or “GIA Graduate Gemologist” after their name. So what does it mean to be a GIA Graduate Gemologist (GG)?

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is widely considered the most prestigious professional gemology school in the world. The graduate gemologist (GG) designation is earned along with a diploma from GIA. The prestigious institution teaches jewelers all they need to know to deal with diamonds and other colored stones. The diploma program covers scientific and technical aspects of identifying and grading diamonds, and is intended to give comprehensive knowledge that’s needed to succeed in the jewelry industry. The GG designation at the end of an individual’s name is recognized instantly throughout the world, and is a mark of expertise in the jewelry industry.

Graduate Gemologists are certified to be able to:

  • Have in-depth knowledge of the 4 C’s, and thorough understanding of the diamond grading system.
  • Judge diamonds based on the 4 C’s
  • Effectively utilize gemological equipment
  • Identify imitation diamonds and diamonds that have been synthetically treated
  • Effectively identify more than 60 types of gemstones, along with gemstone characteristics and treatments
  • Recognize and determine how various gem and market factors affect gem value
  • Understand the process of mining, fashioning, and transporting diamonds and other gems

If you’re looking for jewelry repair, expert advice, or hoping to purchase a diamond, I recommend speaking with someone who has a GIA GG certification. You will be working with well-educated professionals with extensive knowledge of the jewelry industry. They will have the education necessary to help you make an informed buying decision.

Rob Bockstruck is a graduate of GIA, and is also a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society (AGS). Rob’s education and experience makes him your perfect partner for choosing the ring that will be cherished for years to come.

 

Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Contact him for help with your next jewelry purchase at: 651-283-6806.

About Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Rob is a diamond expert having over 35 years of personal experience and insider knowledge of the industry. He is a graduate of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society (AGS). Rob’s education, background and experience makes him your perfect partner for choosing a ring that will be cherished for years to come.

Today with the changing retail environment, Rob has shifted the focus and direction of RH Bockstruck to an online concierge experience. With over 135 years of experience, the Bockstruck name is synonymous with exquisite and timeless jewelry, high quality, fair pricing and superior customer service. Just like the three generations before him, Rob has continued to focus on putting the customer first with attention to detail and creating memories.

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About Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Rob is a diamond expert having over 35 years of personal experience and insider knowledge of the industry. He is a graduate of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society (AGS). Rob’s education, background and experience makes him your perfect partner for choosing a ring that will be cherished for years to come.

Today with the changing retail environment, Rob has shifted the focus and direction of RH Bockstruck to an online concierge experience. With over 135 years of experience, the Bockstruck name is synonymous with exquisite and timeless jewelry, high quality, fair pricing and superior customer service. Just like the three generations before him, Rob has continued to focus on putting the customer first with attention to detail and creating memories.

Rob Bockstruck, CRO
Chief Romance Officer
651-283-6806
rob@rhbockstruck.com

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