||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.
||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
Presented 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.