Mike Breeding

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Title: Senior Research Scientist; Manager, Diamond Analytical, Carlsbad, CA

Areas of expertise: diamond defects, treatments and color origin; geochemistry of minerals; gemology and mineralogy of colored stones

Selected Published Research


  • Bachelor of science in geology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1998
  • Ph.D in geology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 2004
  • Graduate Gemologist, GIA, Carlsbad, California, 2005

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