Starla Turner work as the staff gemologist at Lang Antiques in San Francisco. Her position involves assessing the elements of the vintage jewelry-metals, method and era of manufacture, diamond grading, colored stone identification, and makers mark/hallmark identification. Ms. Turner has the following degrees: Bachelors of Education, Graduate Gemologist, Fellow of the Gemmological Association (distinguished), and is a past Certified Gemologist Appraiser.
She is instructor at the Revere Academy in San Francisco, and a Tutor for the British Gemmological Association of Great Britain, as well as on the Advisory Board for The Guide publication. Ms. Turner is the past Global Chair of the GIA Alumni Association and on the Board of the Golden Gate Chapter.