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Antonio C. Bonanno, F.G.A., A.S.A, M.G.A.

Antonio C. Bonanno, F.G.A., A.S.A, M.G.A.
Antonio C. Bonanno, F.G.A., A.S.A., M.G.A., noted gemologist and appraiser, was founder and president of National Gem Appraising Laboratory, and Director of Columbia School of Gemology near Washington, D.C. He held the coveted "Master Gemologist Appraiser" title (M.G.A.), the highest distinction awarded to gem and jewelry appraisers of the American Society of Appraisers. He worked with gems and minerals for over sixty years, specializing in forensic gemology, and was frequently called as an expert witness in a wide range of court cases. He was one of the first Americans to become a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain With Distinction and was an Associate of the Alumni of the Gemological Institute of America. Highly esteemed in the field, he was past president of the Accredited Gemologists Association and a member of numerous gemological associations. Today, three daughters and one son, all registered gemologists, carry on his dedication to gemological research and educating professionals and consumers alike.

Engagement & Wedding Rings, 3rd Edition


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