Michigan Guild Meeting
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When: Monday, October 29, 2018
6:00 PM
Where: Troy Place
3001 West Big Beaver Rd
Troy, Michigan  48084
United States

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Cost: $20 online
Schedule: 6:00 p.m. - Networking and refreshments
6:30 p.m. - Presentation
7:00 p.m. - Q&A, view replicas


The Michigan Guild Presents

Evolution of Diamond Cutting
with Scott Sucher


Presented in partnership with GIA Alumni Chapter.

Scott Sucher

Join the Michigan Guild for a captivating evening with Scott Sucher, who worked with The Smithsonian Museum and National Geographic on The Genealogy of the Hope Diamond.

This presentation will explore the history and evolution of diamond cutting as famous diamond replicator, Scott Sucher, describes diamond history, the effects of global trade and technological advancements on diamond cutting, the use of cleaving, and the development of optics.

The journey starts around 1000 B.C. with the first recorded industrial use of diamond and continues through the early 20th century. Computer models of different diamonds cuts and their development are discussed together with side discussions of some famous historical diamonds. Forty famous diamond replicas will be displayed along with 14 selected historical diamond cuts, all created from cubic zirconia!


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Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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