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Adam Graham
Adam@OmiGems.com

Colored Stone Round Tables, Improving Sales and Profit with Color

Alethia Inns, CGA, AGS Director of Education

Advanced Diamond Grading, Polish & Symmetry

April Matteini 
AMatteini@Skinnerinc.com

Skinner Auction House, Auctions and Antiques

Arthur Groom
201-670-4010

Everything Emeralds

Barbara Palumbo
Adornmentality@gmail.com
215-668-8995

Jewelry and Watch Trends
Marketing to Women
The Importance of Having a Blog
Influencer Marketing and FTC Guidelines
How a Little Edge goes a Long Way

Bev Hori 
BHori@Gia.edu

Latest Developments at GIA

Bill Boyajian
Bill@boyajianassociates.com
310-691-9562

Leadership and Business Development

Chris Glaser
CAD and Technology Expert
Chris Smith, AGL Gem Lab
212-704-0727
AGL Colored Stone Laboratory, Detection and Treatments
David Rotenberg, CGA, David Craig Jewelers
215-968-8900
Apparisals: In depth, to the correct standard
ASET
In Store Security

Debbie Hiss, CG
DHiss@Comcast.net

Sell Diamonds With the Presentation ASET, Sales Training and Clienteling

Desiree Hanson
desiree.hanson@npd.com
203.727.1654

Luxury and Networking Practice

Donna Dirlam, Director of GIA Library
760-603-4154
 

Doug Hucker, CGA - President AGTA
Doug@AGTA.org
214-742-4367

Latest Trends on Colored Stones

Ed Lewand, GG, ASA, AAA
516-429-2622

"Jewelry Camp" Founder, Author, Appraisals

Edward Boehm, CG
Edward@raresource.com

RareSoure.com, Expert on Color and Gem Mining

Eric Fritz, FGA
eric@gem-a.com
828-381-2825

Gem-A, Spectroscope Training, Pearls

Erica Courtney
Gemstones, Client Development

Evert Botha, RS 
evert@embeediatech.ca
306-763-3388

Diamond Cutting

Frank Farnsworth, RS, Parle Jewelry Designs
208-232-2937
 

Pearls, Opals

Fred Waelter, UL Labs

Responsible Sourcing, Global Business

FBI - Regional Field Agents
Mopalek@ags.org

Security in the Jewelry Industry

Gail Brett Levine 
Naja.appraisers@netzero.net

Evolution of Jewelry Design. Art Deco. Edwardian. Art Nouveau, etc.

Gary Roskin, FGA - Exec. Director ICA
GRoskin1@comcast.net

Latest on Lab Grown Diamonds and Colored Stones

Gina Latendresse, GG

Exotic Pearls

Gloria Lieberman
617.350.5400

Skinner’s Auction House, Antiques Expert

Harold Dupuy
Harold_Dupuy@stuller.com

Lab Grown Diamonds, Industry - Facts, Figures and the Future

Hayley Henning

Author of Tanzanite: Born from Lighting

Ken Specht

The Specht Sheet, Rolex Expert

James Shigley, GIA Distinguished Reasearch Fellow
760-603-4019

speaks to GIA/AGS joint groups

Jennifer Shaheen
jennifer@technologytherapy.com
914-929-6092

Technology Therapist, Social Media Marketing and Digital Branding

John J. Kennedy, Scott Guginsky -  Jewelers’ Security Alliance
Mopalek@ags.org

Security in the Jewelry Industry

Michael Briant
mbriant@skydasgroup.com
678.614.9008

Security

Mike Botha, RS
evert@embeediatech.ca
306-763-3388

Master Diamond Cutter

Mona Miller, FGA/GG/FASA/ICGA/NAJA, Pacific Gem Lab

Appraisals, Antiques, and Valuation

Nathan Renfro, GG
760-603-4000 x7733

Lead Analytical Specialist GIA Lab

Nicolai Medvedev
Nicmed777@gmail.com
520-370-4165

Award-Winning Gem Cutter, Work Displayed at Smithsonian

Paula Crevoshay
Jewelry Design
Peter Smith
Author of Hiring Squirrels, Sales Expert
Peter Stavriandis, CGA

Networking, Public Speaking, Team Building

Phillip Bosen
Phillip@bosenassociates.com
802-777-5007

LGBT Community Engagement, Client Round Tables

Richard Drucker - Gemworld
rdrucker@gemguide.com
847-657-0555 x204

International Lab-Grown and Treated Diamonds

Rob Bates
rbates@jckonline.com

JCK magazine

Robin Gambhir
robin@ftjco.com
647-430-8741

Fair Trade Jewelry

Roger Dery, RS
Gingerdery@gmail.com
248-545-3546

Gemstone Round Tables

Sheahan R. Stephen
sheahan@sssapphires.com 
503-805-6832

Sri Lankan Sapphire Expert

Shelly Sergeant

"Somewhere In The Rainbow" jewelry collection

Wells Fargo Retail Services
Contact Meier Opalek to schedule

Wells Fargo finance program and AGS private label credit card 

For questions contact Meier Opalek, Guild Development Coordinator, at mopalek@ags.org.