Supharat Sangsawong holds numerous academic qualifications in the field of gemmology and has held key positions in the industry. Prior to this role, he served as a Research Scientist at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) from 2012 to 2017. He obtained a Diploma in Theory and Practice of Gemmology from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (GEM-A). Sangsawong also received a Graduate Gemologist (GG) Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), a PhD in Philosophy in Analytical Chemistry from Mahidol University and a BSc in Chemistry from Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand.
A dedicated scientist, Sangsawong is always interested in researching the optical and chemical properties of gemstones for origin determination and identification. He handles a wide variety of sophisticated analytical instruments including atomic and molecular spectrometers.