E. Billie Hughes
The youngest member of the Lotus Gemology fold, Billie is a 2011 graduate of UCLA (B.A., Politcal Science). She has already distinguished herself with her photographic work published in Terra Spinel, the Wall Street Journal, Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide and Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist's Guide. In addition to traveling widely with her mother and father, Billie became a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain after completing their exams in 2013. Her first gemological article (on Myanmar's Mogok mines) was published in the 2013 Fall/Winter issue of InColor magazine. In 2014, she was awarded second and third prizes in the Gem-A's annual photographic competition, while in 2016, she took the first and second prizes in the same competition.