After taking a gem grading class at GIA, the enthusiasm of the instructors inspired her to sign up for the gemology program. After she obtained a GIA Graduate Gemologist diploma she began working for a large Los Angeles firm and was exposed to a wide variety of diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and pearls.
Renée then turned to writing consumer guides to buying gems. Information used in her books comes from hands-on experience, from dealers and jewelers, from appraisers and gem laboratories, seminars, consumers and hobbyists and gem shows. Her many photographs are outstanding and help illustrate her work and she's an outstanding speaker!
You can learn more about Renée by visiting her website www.reneenewman.com.