On March 2, 2010, the DC Chapter of the GIA Alumni Association was privileged to hear from Mr. Ron Ringsrud, an internationally recognized emerald dealer and gemologist.
His presentation explored the world of these unique gemstones from both a historical and personal perspective.
His passion for the Emerald trade, history, geology and people of the Colombian Emerald Mines comes through with every word spoken and written in his book.
Ron’s recently released book “EMERALDS: A Passionate Guide”, which has been described as an introduction to the world of colored stones through the example of emerald. Rather than a mere introduction to emeralds, the book has been characterized as a grand introduction replete with information to elevate readers to a level of connoisseurship on the subjects of color, gem appreciation, and rarity, while at the same time showcasing the people and adventures attendant to the famed green stone. Through this vehicle, Mr. Ringsrud’s lecture was a true insider’s perspective on the Colombian emerald market.