South Florida Guild Meeting
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When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:00 PM
Where: Tropical Acres Steakhouse
2500 Griffin Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida  33312
United States
Contact: John Moorman

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Cost: $40 Online, includes dinner
Register: By February 28



The South Florida Guild Presents

Renée Newman
21st Century Jade: Why it’s Prized and How it’s Tested and Valued


Renee NewmanJoin the South Florida Guild as Renée Newman presents "21st Century Jade: Why it’s Prized and How It’s Tested and Valued."

Renée Newman, BA, MA, GG, is a gemologist, teacher, and author of 13 gem and jewelry books, one of which features jade, Exotic Gems, Volume 4: How to Evaluate, Identify, & Select Jade and Abalone Pearls. She developed her interest in jade while conducting tours to China, Southeast Asia, and New Zealand in the early 1980s. To answer her passengers’ questions about the gems there, Renée enrolled in the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) gemology program. After graduating, she was hired as a gemologist at a wholesale gem firm in downtown Los Angeles.

Today, Renée devotes her time to speaking and writing about gems and jewelry. She will be available before and after her presentation to autograph books. Bring cash or a check if you would like to purchase copies. For more information about Renée and her books, go to

To register for this event, please click one of the buttons below. Please choose either salmon or stuffed chicken as your entree choice. Kindly register by February 28.


Stuffed Chicken



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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