Alex Mercado is AGL's photographer, reporting to the company's president Christopher Smith.
He is responsible for the photography and production of Prestige and GemBrief reports, which have defined how the authenticity of colored gemstones are identified for customers around the world.
Alex joined AGL from Doyle New York, where he served as one the auction house's two dedicated jewelry photographers. Prior to Doyle New York, he has photographed for various clients, including the likes of Fredrick Goldman, J Crew & Toys R Us.
Alex holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, where he graduated Cum Laude in 1994.