Edward Blomgren, PhD
As a former clinical psychologist, I'm also a life-long gem geek. Since "retiring" as a shrink, gemology, health coaching, and teaching tennis players to level up performance using lucid dreams are my "second careers."
I'm totally obsessed with gems . . . their beauty and functionality, as adornments and as personal statements of art, and as stores of value (especially in uncertain political times). I've been a gem nut for over 55 years!
I take pride in translating the complexities of the gem world into understandable terms for my clients. I provide value to you through honest, informed valuations and identifications that are independent.
But . . . not just a gem geek, I have a few other passions to round things out.
When not working with sparkly stones, I could be in the air or under water (as an FAA licensed pilot; a free-fall skydiver, a PADI** scuba diving instructor).
On land, I teach lucid dreaming and OOBEs for high performance tennis players and high achievers, along with being a health coach specializing in nicotine addiction and harm reduction.
In season, I'm hitting a fuzzy yellow ball around as a competitive 4.0 singles tennis player.
I also study cryptocurrency, having made a small fortune since 2010 in BTC and ETH, and enjoy mentoring upcoming crypto-geeks.
"I love to fly, and jump out of airplanes . . . but not at the same time."
Augmenting my work as a clinician, I hold a 2500 hour diplomate in homeobotanical therapy from the Australasian College of Health Sciences, and certifications in hypnodontics, medical, and analytical hypnotherapy as well as training as a health coach from Coachville, (and a founding member).
More gemology, on valuation
I also acquired additional gem and jewelry appraising credentials to be able to value gems and jewelry according to the right markets. [certified by Master Value International]
As a bibliophile, I'm a published author, and former clinical psychologist (since 1984), and a Svaroopa yoga instructor and embodyment therapist.
It's like flying, but underwater.