Donal William Ross II was born in Santa Barbara California, the home of Oprah. He recently moved to San Diego for school, where he graduated from GIA as a Graduate Gemologist. With 10 years of experience in the jewelry industry, he joined the Cal Gem Labs team. He believes in integrity and equality over all else and applies these morals to everything he does. Donnie specializes in the work and history of Faberge, and eventually plans to produce a documentary on the subject.

This is a favorite quote of Donal’s:

“A reputation is the most valuable asset for any professional to have, and the most expensive thing to rebuild if you lose it.” ~ (Kate Waterman, GIA Instructor)