Meet Our Representatives

Meet Mark Turnowski

Mark Turnowski

Mark Turnowski, President of online diamond retailer, Brilliantly Engaged, has been a prominent member of the diamond industry for over 33 years. Mark's career began in 1976 as a Senior Staff member at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York. Mark has held various positions in the diamond industry ever since. He left GIA in 1978 and became a private consultant to the diamond trade, specializing in re-cutting diamonds to maximize their clarity and cut. This position put him in contact with many members of the diamond manufacturing community which he utilizes today when selecting the finest diamonds for his customers. In the following years, Mark has held the position of the First laboratory Director of the International Gemological Institute (IGI). Mark has also been hired as an appraiser for numerous accounting firms such as Peat Marwick and Arthur Anderson. In 1996 Mark started his own jewelry design company entitled MTI Designs, which featured custom designs in rings, earrings, necklaces and pendants.

In 2001, Mark founded the online based wholesale jewelry company, Brilliantly Engaged. BE specializes in bringing wholesale diamonds and custom jewelry to the online community.

Mark Turnowski has an impeccable reputation both online and offline, from both the diamond industry and the private sector. This reputation has been the oundation of both Mark's success and ensures he will remain servicing diamond buyers for years to come.

Mark can be reached directly at mark@brilliantlyengaged.com

Meet Dan Gillen

Dan Gillen

Dan Gillen is considered one of the top gemologists in the diamond grading field. To date, he has graded over 400,000 diamonds ranging from 13 points to well over 200 carats - including the 273.85 carat Centenary Diamond. Dan spent 25 years as a member of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He was involved with GIA cut grade analysis before its inception and eventually made his way to Director of the NY Diamond Lab. After moving on from the GIA, Dan became the Director of diamond grading at the GCAL. He has taught many of the top graders that went on to promising careers at GIA, IGI and AGS and has given diamond grading presentations in Atlanta, Chicago and Las Vegas. Dan offers a wealth of technical knowledge which compliments his vast experience viewing the finest cut diamonds and has a respected relationship with many of the top diamond manufacturers in the world. Dan can be reached directly at dan@brilliantlyengaged.com

Meet Chris Anadiotis

Chris Anadiotis

Chris brings 15 years of experience, his love of diamonds and his commitment to design that will result in extraordinary jewelry. During his five year tenure as Director of Sales and Marketing for the prestigious firm "Designs by Vatche", Chris served as liaison to some of the world's most renowned bridal retailers, sharing in their love of creating classic designs. Over the years, Chris accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the elite designer bridal diamond market. His highly trained eye enables him to pay close attention to the tiniest detail, curve, and finish, which are the hallmarks of fine jewelry. His many contacts within the bridal market allow Chris to utilize the highest degree of craftsmanship the industry offers, and bring this passion and creativity to BE. Chris wishes to focus his attention on providing BE customers with the ultimate in selection, education and quality that BE can offer.

Chris can be reached directly at Chris@brilliantlyengaged.com

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