Dominic Mok, MSc FGA FGAA DGA
Geologist / Certified Gemmologist

Mr. Dominic Mok, the founder and current Principal of the Asian Gemmological Institute & Laboratory Limited (AGIL), is a Senior Certified Gemmologist who possesses 35 years experience in the jewellery industry. With over 35 year's experience, Mr. Mok has always been considered as a predecessor in the jewellery industry. He is the first gemmologist to have received the HOKLAS Approved Signatory in Hong Kong, accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the Hong Kong Accreditation Service (HKAS) of Hong Kong Special Administration Region Government.

Mr. Mok started teaching the FGA gemmology diploma course in 1983. In 1992, a student of Mr  Mok was awarded the Tully Medal, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain's (Gem-A) highest award, which was presented together with the Anderson-Bank Prize. In 1997, another of Mr. Mok's students earned the Bruton Medal, the Gem-A's highest award for the Gem Diamond Diploma. Between 2005 and 2007, AGIL's students attained seven A-grade distinction awards in the Gem Diamond Diploma Examination, the only Allied Teaching Centre in Asia to have earned this honour. In 2009, the Gem-A established a new prize for the world's best Diamond Practical Candidate, named as "The Mok's Diamond Practical Prize" which is sponsored by Mr. Mok.

In the spring of 1993, Mr. Mok issued the first ever Jadeite Testing Report in Hong Kong with the application of an Infrared Spectrometer test. Mr. Mok specialises in Fei Cui Jadeite Jade testing, Diamond Grading, Coloured Gemstones testing, and the application of advanced instruments which include: X-ray fluorescence analysis, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer, Raman Spectrometer, Cathodoluminescence, DiamondSureTM, UV-Visible Spectrophotometer and Electron Microprobe. His research articles on Fei Cui, diamonds and rubies have been published in different media.

MSc: Master's degree in Geology
FGA: Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain
FGAA: Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Australia
DGA: Diamond Diploma of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain

2012 Tucson Conference

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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