Maine Guild Meeting
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When: Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:45 PM
Where: Think Tank
533 Congress Street
Portland, Maine  04101
United States

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Cost: $35 until April 30; $40 after April 30
Schedule: 5:45 p.m. - Networking, drinks and hors d'oeuvres
7:00 p.m. - Presentation
8:00 p.m. - Questions and discussion



The Maine Guild Presents

Colored Stones: History and Allure, Sourcing and Marketing
Bryan Aderhold, CG, Founder of Nash James Enterprises LLC


Bryan AderholdThe allure of colored gemstones is ever-present in the history of humankind. Bryan Aderhold will give you an insider look as to how these beautiful gems are transformed from the mines to the markets. In addition, we will have a discussion on Gemstone Identification with a hands-on look at some commonly seen gem materials. Bryan will offer tips and tricks to making positive identifications and separations over the counter, with a few simple tools.

Bryan “The Candy Man” Aderhold is the founder of Nash James Enterprises LLC. At the outset of his career, he dove head first into gemological studies at GIA and Gem-A. His passion for colored gems fueled his pursuit of knowledge, which created many opportunities in the global gem trade. Experienced from mine to market, all around the world, Bryan is well equipped to help improve your colored gemstone business.


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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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