In Memoriam: David R. Hargett, Gemologist and Friend

In memory of our good friend David Hargett who passed away a few years ago in New York, the city he called his home for the most of his adult life.

David worked for the Gemological Institute of America in New York for 16 years. He obtained his his Graduate Gemologist diploma in Santa Monica, California and a bachelor´s degree from New York University. He is recognized for developing many of the techniques still used today to recognize synthetic and treated colored stones, as well as cultured pearls and enhanced diamonds.

Through his dedicated gemological research and an overall strong work ethic, he gained the respect and admiration of gemologist all over the world.

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