Witchita Guild Meeting
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When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
6:30 PM
Where: Capitol Federal Building
8301 E 21st
Wichita, Kansas  67206
United States
Presenter: Roger, Ginger, and Rachel Dery, RS

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Cost: $20 online, $25 at the door
Light fare and wine will be served
Schedule: 6:30 p.m. - Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
7:30 p.m. - Presentation with Q&A



The Wichita Guild Presents

Kilimanjaro, Bangkok or Tucson: Gettin’ to the Source of Your Story
with Roger, Ginger, and Rachel Dery, RS


Roger, Ginger, and Rachel DeryJoin Roger, Ginger, and Rachel of Roger Dery Gem Design and Gem Legacy as they discuss the importance of holistic sourcing of gemstones.

You'll learn more about their 80 combined trips to Africa and Asia, their mission to support education and economies in East African mining communities, and how traveling to the gemstone source can increase your business.

The Derys have a passion for colored gemstones and a desire to ignite that same passion in people around the world! Roger has been in the gemstone business since 1981. In the early years, Roger operated as a general colored stone dealer carrying calibrated goods. In 2001, Roger re-faceted his entire inventory. He has won two coveted AGTA Spectrum Awards and is the star of the documentary, Sharing the Rough, which captures the world of mining, miners, faceting, and friendships in East Africa.


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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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