Elena Sorokina

Fellowship: 2015-2016, GIA Research & Development, Carlsbad, California, USA

Area of Study: The genesis and evolution of gem corundum, as well as mineral development within crystalline materials in natural environments.

Current Position: Pursuing gemmological research in Russia


  • Bachelor of Science in geology and prospecting of mineral resources, MGRI - RSGPU in Moscow, Russia, 2006
  • Diploma (Master of Science equivalent) in mining engineering, specialisation in applied mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, MGRI - RSGPU in Moscow, Russia, 2007
  • Diploma in gemmology, gemmology chair of MGRI - RSGPU affiliated with GIA Moscow, Russia, 2007
  • Ph.D. in mineralogy and crystallography, FGUP VIMS in Moscow, Russia, 2012

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