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FGMS to hear about search for rubies


Last updated 11/1/2018 at 4:08pm

This blue spinel comes from Vietnam.

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society invites the public to attend its free upcoming monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8. The guest speaker will be Fallbrook's own field gemologist, Manuel Diaz, who will share his latest trekking adventure to find Vietnam's spectacular rubies and spinels.

A Marine for 31 years, Diaz literally traveled the globe, developing a passion for gems and minerals along the way. After retiring from the Marine Corps, he went on to become a graduate gemologist at the Gemological Institute of America in 2014, and began a career in field gemology that ha...

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