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January 12, 2023

Registered Jeweler | December 2022

The following individuals have recently earned the prestigious title of Registered Jeweler (RJ) by the American Gem Society: Emily B. Daniel, RJ Tena’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts Athens, GA Linda C. Liang, RJ Ben Bridge Jeweler #043 Brea, CA Jill McIntosh, RJ Jack Seibert, Goldsmith & Jeweler Upper Arlington, OH Aidan Prell, RJ Ben Bridge Jeweler Seattle, WA Dawn Sperling, RJ Grandis Jewellers Petrolia, ON Canada

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Louisville Gems: Mint Julep

By Kimberly Tate, Content Specialist, American Gem Society With the Kentucky Derby following Conclave, we thought we’d get you in the mood with one of Kentucky’s most iconic drinks, the mint julep. Named the official drink of Churchill Downs in 1938, and famously served in a silver cup, an estimated 120,000 mint juleps are consumed over the two-day period, which requires over 10,000 bottles of bourbon, 1,000 pounds of freshly harvested mint, and 60,000 pounds of ice (GMA, 2022). Although the mint julep is tied to the Kentucky Derby, its origins are far from Kentucky. Centuries ago, there was an

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Introducing GIA’s Sessions for Conclave 2023

If you’re looking to boost your gemological knowledge, Conclave is where you can learn from some of the top minds at GIA! This year, GIA is presenting 11 educational sessions. We’re spotlighting five in this issue! GIA is Conclave’s Official Education Sponsor and Early Bird sponsor. Register by January 31 to save $200! Once the Early Bird rate ends, registration is $1,125. Save $200 on Conclave Official Education and Early Bird Sponsor Introduction to Jewelry Forensics Presenters: Al Gilbertson, Carson Lee, and John Cason Through this lecture and hands-on class, you will learn “jewelry forensics” basics, including identifying hand-fabricated components, cast

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