Vancouver Guild Meeting
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When: Saturday, October 26, 2019
1:00 PM
Where: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
1088 Burrard Street
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6Z 2R9
Presenter: Richard Drucker
Contact: Jon Phillips, CG

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Cost: Presentation only: $25 presentation online or $10 at the door for students
Note: This presentation is in conjunction with the Canadian Gemmological Association's (CGA) mini conference.
Schedule: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Presentation with Q&A



The Vancouver Guild Presents

Valuing Challenging Diamonds and Gems

Richard Drucker, FGA, GG President, Gemworld International


Richard DruckerPresented in partnership with GIA Alumni Chapter.

Richard Drucker is a Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America; Honorary Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain; Senior Member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers; Senior Gemologist, Accredited Gemologists Association.

He began a pricing publication in 1982 known as the GemGuide. This publication is used in more than 40 countries and is the industry leader in gem pricing and market information. In 2002, he became the owner of GemGuide Appraisal Software. In 2014, he co-developed the "World of Color" nomenclature and grading system for colored gemstones.

In 2006, Drucker was bestowed the Antonio C. Bonanno Excellence in Gemology industry award. Drucker now serves as publisher, appraiser, consultant, lecturer, and author. He has hosted five international gemological conferences bringing gemologists, jewelers and appraisers together from around the world.





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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