EGL USA's spokesperson on New York city Television
EGL USA's Senior Gemologist
and spokesperson Sharrie Woodring, FGA, GG, appeared during the
summer on two important local New York City television shows to
talk about the gemological aspects of today's popular colored gemstones.
Woodring was a guest on both the WNBC "Weekend Today in New York"
and WABC's "Eyewitness News."
Woodring displayed a variety of affordable colored stone jewelry
pieces that reflected "hot" summer fashion colors, such as pink
tourmaline, coral, peridot, and citrine. A showstopper was a rare
15-carat fancy yellow diamond ring from Codiam.
"One of my goals of appearing on TV was to convey the excitement
that I feel about gemstones," said Woodring. "Most jewelry publicity
focuses on design trends. That's important, but a gemstone is often
the life of a design, so I wanted to talk about the unique features,
rarity and what defines quality in these timeless minerals."
Woodring is also quoted in a recent Associated Press wire service
story on fall fashions, in which she discusses the increased interest
in fancy and unique shaped diamonds.
A self-confessed "rock hound," Woodring's interest in gemstones
began as a child. She received her Graduate Gemologist degree from
GIA in 1998, and in 2001 she passed the diploma exam for the gemology
program from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. She
joined EGL USA in 1998 and has worked as a diamond grader and manager
of jewelry services, as well as media spokesperson.