Calendar of Events

September 22, 2017

Colored Stone Grading and Pricing Workshop – Rosemont, IL – Sept 22

Half day program exploring the color, clarity, cut and carat weight of a colored gemstone specifically for the purpose of estimating its value. Participants will examine, grade and value a variety of colored stones.

Class is Full

 

Start: September 22, 2017 12:00 pm
End: September 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Field Room
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: $295.00
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September 23, 2017

World of Gems Conference V – September 23 -24, 2017

This will be the fifth World of Gems International conference.  These conferences are first class events with top speakers, great networking, and a truly fun experience.  Attendees from eight countries were part of the last conference in 2014.  A capacity crowd is expected for 2017 so sign up early.

Registration is now Open

GemGuide Subscribers $425.00
Non GemGuide Subscribers $495.00

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Start: September 23, 2017
End: September 24, 2017
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September 25, 2017

Corundum Treatments and Pricing Workshop – Rosemont, IL

A full day hands on workshop working with 150 ruby and sapphire samples.

 

This class is designed for practicing gemologists and requires knowledge of inclusions and working with a gemological microscope.


CLASS IS FULL

Start: September 25, 2017 9:00 am
End: September 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Field Room
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: $445.00
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Mastering Your Spectroscope

The handheld gemological spectroscope is an essential part of any gemologist/appraisers testing kit, but its use and interpretation of its results is often found to be challenging. With correct techniques and interpretations this needn’t be the case – we will guide you through all you need to know, giving you the confidence to get the best from your spectroscope. This practical lab classes is suitable for both novice and experienced users. All materials provided.

 

Cost is $125.

 

Instructors are Claire Mitchell and Eric Fritz, Gem-A

Metropolitan Room

 

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Start: September 25, 2017 9:30 am
End: September 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel - Metropolitan Room
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: 125.00
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Synthetics, Treatments and Simulants, Oh My!

How often have you been challenged by a ‘gemstone’, deliberating in deciding if it is a synthetic, or simulant or has been treated? We will guide you through the key observations and tests that you need to be making, to achieve a more confident determination – and also knowing when it’s time to call in the ‘cavalry’ (Labs). This practical lab classes is suitable for both novice and experienced users. Modern and traditional treatments will be explored. All materials provided.

Cost is $125.

Instructors are Claire Mitchell and Eric Fritz, Gem-A

Metropolitan Room

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Start: September 25, 2017 1:30 pm
End: September 25, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel - Metropolitan Room
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: 125.00
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September 26, 2017

Emerald Treatments and Pricing Workshop – Rosemont, IL

Half a day hands on program working with treated and natural emerald specimens with pricing information. The class is taught by Dr. Cigdem Lule.

Class is Full

Start: September 26, 2017 8:30 am
End: September 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Field Room
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: $275.00
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Colored Stone Grading and Pricing Workshop – Rosemont, IL

Half day program exploring the color, clarity, cut and carat weight of a colored gemstone specifically for the purpose of estimating its value. Participants will examine, grade and value a variety of colored stones.

Register Now

 

Start: September 26, 2017 1:30 pm
End: September 26, 2017 5:30 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Field Room
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
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November 3, 2017

Corundum Treatments and Pricing Workshop– San Francisco, CA

A full day hands on workshop working with 150 ruby and sapphire samples.

This class is designed for practicing gemologists and requires knowledge of inclusions and working with a gemological microscope.

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Start: November 3, 2017 9:30 am
End: November 3, 2017 4:30 pm
Venue: The Historical Shreve Building
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
210 Post Street, Suite 512, San Francisco, CA, 94108, United States
Cost: $445.00
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