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February 10, 2023

Invest in Your Future with the CGA Program

Work towards earning your CGA title at Conclave! The CGA Program is a great educational start to ensure you’re meeting the Professional Practices and training required to write AGS-compliant appraisals. Elevate your professionalism and rise above the competition! Here’s a glance at the day-and-a-half program at Conclave: Sunday, April 30: First half of the day is the Appraisals I lecture and the second half is the Practical Appraisal of Jewelry Items. Monday, May 1: Begins with Appraisal II lecture followed by the CGA Theory exam. Both sessions deliver up-to-date information that’s critical for any professional appraiser. Questions? Contact experience@ags.org. I

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Six More GIA Sessions to Add to Your Schedule

Elevate your gemological knowledge with some of the foremost experts from GIA. As the official Education Sponsor of Conclave, GIA is offering 11 education sessions in total. We introduced five sessions in our last issue, and now we are excited to share the remaining six! Official Education Sponsor and Early Bird Sponsor Dr. Evan Smith The Challenges of Determining Diamond Geographic Origin Monday, May 1, 2023 / 2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.Tuesday, May 2, 2023 / 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. Faceted natural diamonds in the marketplace rarely accompany information about their country of origin. However, there is growing interest among consumers to know

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