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Exclusive offer for AGS members only: Save nearly 30% on this sought-after seminar. Seating is limited to 20 people. Register by Saturday, September 30th!

Dates: October 24–25, 2023

Time: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. PT (both days)

Location: AGS Headquarters, 8881 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89117

Cost: US$800 for the two-day seminar (Save $325 off the regular price!)

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GIA’s live, in-person Jewelry Forensics Seminar covers topics invaluable to anyone who deals with assessing the quality of fine jewelry, including appraisers, retail staff, intake specialists, designers, and bench jewelers.

  • Learn from GIA gem and jewelry experts
  • See detailed demonstrations of jewelry examination under a microscope
  • Understand the important features affecting the quality and construction of jewelry
  • Attendee-instructor interaction
  • Access to reference materials for continued learning
Carson Lee, Instructor of Gemology, GIA, and Al Gilbertson, CG, Project Manager of Cut Research at GIA
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Seminar Schedule:

Day 1: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. PT
With breaks between sessions
Topics include:

  • Introduction to Jewelry Forensics
  • Precious Metals
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Open Discussion and Live Demos

Day 2: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. PT
With breaks between sessions
Topics include:

  • Setting Styles
  • Bench Jeweler Techniques
  • Quality Assurance Benchmarks
  • Case Studies, Live Demos, and Open Discussion

For more information, please contact [email protected] or +1 760 603 4155.