North Carolina Guild Meeting
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When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:30 PM
Where: The Loading Dock
1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road
Raleigh, North Carolina  27604
United States
Presenter: Harold Dupuy

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Schedule: 6:30 p.m. - Networking with pizza and beverages
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Lecture and Q&A
Cost: $35 - Online
$45 - At the door (subject to availability)


The North Carolina Guild Presents

Harold Dupuy
Laboratory-Grown Diamonds: Products, Perception, and Reality

Presented in partnership with GIA Alumni and Raleigh WJA Chapter.

Join the North Carolina Guild as they learn about laboratory-grown diamonds from industry expert, Mr. Harold Dupuy.

Mr. Dupuy is a Fellow of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, a Graduate Gemologist from GIA, a Master Gemologist Appraiser® from the American Society of Appraisers and currently serves as Vice President, Strategic Analysis for Stuller Inc.

The presentation will address:

  • History of synthetics
  • Production methods
  • The producers
  • Media and publicity
  • Market strategy
  • Pricing
  • Market share
  • Tips for screening and detection

Mr. Dupuy will also discuss what wise retailers are to do and will answer your questions.

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