Calendar of Events

March 30, 2017

GIA Alumni Association – San Francisco, CA

“Color challenges: Grading, Treatments, Origin plus Tucson Roundup and Issues” by Richard Drucker

 

Contact: Suzanne Martinez suzanne@langantiques.com to attend.

Date: March 30, 2017
Venue: GIA Alumni Association
Address:
San Francisco, CA, United States
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April 1, 2017

Polygon Conclave – Chicago, Il.

“Market Trends in Colored Gemstones” by Stuart Robertson and Cigdem Lule

Start: April 1, 2017
End: April 3, 2017
Address:
Chicago, IL, United States
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April 4, 2017

GIA Alumni Association – Orange County, California

“Color challenges: Grading, Treatments, Origin plus Tucson Roundup and Issues” by Richard Drucker

 
Contact: Ruth Fitzgerald diamondruth@me.com to attend.

Date: April 4, 2017
Venue: GIA Alumni Association
Address:
Orange County, CA, United States
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April 5, 2017

AGS Conclave – Hollywood, CA

Colored Stone Grading Workshops by Richard Drucker

 

Start: April 5, 2017
End: April 8, 2017
Address:
Hollywood, CA, United States
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April 28, 2017

Scottish Gemmological Association Conference – Stirling, Scotland

“Adrift in the Market” by Stuart Robertson

www.scottishgemmology.org for more information.

Start: April 28, 2017
End: May 1, 2017
Address:
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
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May 22, 2017

Corundum Treatments and Pricing Workshop – McLean, VA

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: May 22, 2017 9:00 am
End: May 22, 2017 4:00 pm
Address:
7921 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA, 22102, United States
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May 23, 2017

Emerald Treatments and Pricing Workshop – McLean, VA

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

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Start: May 23, 2017 9:00 am
End: May 23, 2017 1:00 pm
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
7921 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA, 22102, United States
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Colored Stone Grading and Pricing Workshop – McLean, VA

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.

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Start: May 23, 2017 2:00 pm
End: May 23, 2017 6:00 pm
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
7921 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA, 22102, United States
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June 4, 2017

JCK/AGTA Gemfair

Mandalay Bay, Booth #800, Islander Ballroom

Start: June 4, 2017
End: June 8, 2017
Venue: Mandalay Bay
Address:
Las Vegas, NV, United States
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June 17, 2017

Scandinavian Gem Symposium

Color Grading Workshop by Richard Drucker

www.sgs.gemology.se

Start: June 17, 2017
End: June 18, 2017
Address:
Kisa, Sweden
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September 22, 2017

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.

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Start: September 22, 2017 12:30 pm
End: September 22, 2017 4:30 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Field Room
Phone: 847.657.0555x207
Address:
5300 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL, 60018, United States
Cost: $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.

 

Register Now

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

 

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Start: September 25, 2017 9:30 am
End: September 25, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel
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

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