Hi there!  I’m Rick Casper, a diamond gemologist.  I currently have a student in the Gemological Institute of America who dreams of following my footsteps someday.  While I am not busy teaching my protégé on the ins and outs of the trade, I share to the netizens my knowledge about diamonds and other precious stones.  It’s part of my job to educate people on how to qualify a diamond buyer, and what they should look for when purchasing precious stone.

When I’m not teaching or blogging, I listen to hip-hop music, preferably albums from the ‘90s and early 2000.  Anime is also one of my interests.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a series or a film, as long as it’s entertaining.