Washington Guild Meeting
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When: Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:30 PM
Where: Seattle Pacific University
Otto Miller Hall
3469 3rd Avenue West
Seattle, Washington  98119
United States
Contact: Gina Hawkins, CG

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Cost: $25 online, $35 at the door
Register: ONLINE



The Washington Guild Present

"The Canadian Diamond Story"
with Jon Phillips, CG


Jon PhillipsJoin the Washington Guild as we hear Jon Phillips, Divisional Manager for Canadian Diamonds at Corona Jewellery, talk about "The Canadian Diamond Story." Topics will include :

  • How they get from mine to market
  • Sustainability
  • Synthetic melee
  • Diamond tracking or blockchain
  • What’s hot and what’s not in the world diamond market, and how it impacts you and your business

About the Presenter

Part of Jon’s responsibilities at Corona Jewellery includes managing the rough to polish systems for Canadian Diamonds, including purchasing of the rough directly from mining companies to working with diamond polishing factories to produce the final product. He is also the lead instructor for Corona and travels worldwide to promote Canadian diamonds and gold. He is Corona’s first contact for anti-money laundering (AML) and Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) compliances.

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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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