Being immersed in the world of diamonds from and early age fostered Ronnie’s early interest in and appreciation for precious stones, so it’s no surprise that he would follow his father’s footsteps into the gem and jewelry industry. After graduating from the University of Michigan, he went on to formally prove his professional status by earning a graduate degree in diamonds from the globally-recognized Gemological Institute of America in New York. To further expand his knowledge of various facets of the industry, he subsequently took internships with some of the finest retailer and manufacturers in the business, including Tiffany & Co. and Leo Schachter. He eventually found his way back home to Atlanta, where he officially made Universal Diamond Corp. a family business by becoming owner in the fall of 2001. Like the diamonds that he sells, Ronnie thinks of the experience his clients have with Universal Diamonds as forever – understanding that a piece of jewelry is more than a stone, but a concrete part of a special memory. As personable as he is knowledgeable, Ronnie’s passion lies in building relationships with his clients – spending the time to grasp who they are so that he can match them with the perfect, most quality piece while providing them with a one-of-a-kind, personalized experience. When he is not working with clients to find the diamond they will always cherish, Ronnie enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, acting as a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and giving back to the Atlanta community.