New Mexico Guild
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When: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:30 PM
Where: Rio Grande Jewelry Supply
7500 Bluewater Road NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87121
United States

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Cost: $12 online, includes dinner.



The New Mexico Guild Presents

A Night Behind the Lens
How to Win in the Age of Digital Experience


Rio Grande photographersImprove your marketing, boost your sales and upgrade your appraisal services. Rio Grande’s in-house photographers will demonstrate how to shoot gemstones and jewelry for all channels. You’ll learn professional techniques for capturing images for ecommerce and social media, print ads and catalogs, appraisals, and more.

Meet three photographers who are helping to elevate the industry standard for jewelry photography.

  • Simone Button began her jewelry career 25 years ago at Stuller, Inc. After working in several process-driven positions, she became a digital image re-toucher before transitioning to photography.
  • Emily Horne has been a photographer for 18 years and is passionate about bringing product marketing ideas to fruition through creative and clean photography. She’s continuously exploring new ways to shoot reflective findings, tiny gemstones, and large equipment.
  • Kayla Torres has been a photographer for 15 years. She worked on Rio Grande’s design team throughout college and became a product photographer after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Advertising. She was instrumental in selecting equipment and implementing processes that helped to bring Rio Grande’s photography to a new level.

This is an industry event open to all jewelry professionals.





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.

American Gem Society