Manager, Field Gemology at the Gemological Institute of America.
Andy Lucas, G.G., G.J., C.G., R.M.V.
Prior to Andy’s career with GIA, he founded and operated an international wholesale and private client retail gemstone, jewelry, and antiquity business, where he bought and sold loose colored stones, diamonds, pearls, finished jewelry, and antiquities as well as manufactured custom jewelry.
His GIA career started as an instructor and then moved to developing educational products. Andy worked as Manager, Field gemology at GIA’s Gems and Gemology researching and documenting the entire mine-to-market gem and jewelry industry for Education, while also writing articles and creating documentaries and presenting seminars and classes for the global trade, law enforcement agencies, and public.
Currently Andy is working with the GIA Laboratory as Manager of Field Gemology.