Wimon Manorotkul has been involved with gems and gemology for 35 years, as a lab gemologist and instructor. She is an Accredited Gemologist from Bangkok's Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences and for many years directed their lab. Wimon is also a Fellow (with honors) of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. A skilled gem photographer, her images have been featured in books and magazines around the world, particularly Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide. Wimon not only photographs gems, jewelry and mineral specimens, but is also an expert photomicrographer.