AGTA GemFair 2019 AGTA GemFair 2019

AGTA GemFair 2019

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BEYOND THE PEARL: Global Warming & Climate Change & the Consequences for Cultured Pearls, Culture of Pearl Communities, Applications Beyond the Pearl

Speakers: Betty Sue King, King’s Ransom

Color - The Key to Winning The Millennial Customer

Speakers: Speakers: Kate Peterson, CEO, Performance Concepts, Inc., for Diamond Council of America

Color Perception in Gemology

 Speakers: Speakers: Cigdem Lule, PhD., FGA, GIA GG, DGA, Owner, Kybele LLC

Creating a Transparent Chain of Custody and Traditional Gemstone Identification Methods Used at the Source  

Speakers: Sheahan Stephan, Sheahan Stephen Sapphires

Fluorescence as a Tool for Diamond and Gem Origin Identification

Speaker: Branko Deljanin, GG, FGA, Director and Head Gemologist, CGL-GRS Swiss Canadian Gemlab

Freshwater Pearls of the World

Speakers: Elisabeth Strack, Gemmologisches Institut Hamburg, Germany

GEMSTONE Legacy: Alive and Well in the Pala Mining District

Speakers: Jeff Swanger, Oceanvew Mine, Fallbrook, CA

Garnet: Nature's Most Diverse Gemstone

Speakers: Edward Boehm, GG, CG – RareSource

Getting It All Done: Inside The Mind of a Master Procrastinator

Speakers: Kate Peterson, CEO, Performance Concepts, Inc., (With guest appearances by Tim Urban’s ‘Instant Gratification Monkey’ and ‘Panic Monster’)

Introducing Hyperion with Lotus Gemology's Billie Hughes

 Speakers: Billie Hughes, Lotus Gemology Co., Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand

Journey into the Giant Selenite Crystal Caves of Naica, Mexico

Speakers: Leela Hutchison, G.G. (on team of earliest explorers)

Legal Update with JVC and Christina T. Miller Consulting: Responsible Sourcing from Mine to Mine

Speakers: Tiffany Stevens, President and CEO of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Sara Yood, Senior Counsel at the Jewelers Vigilance Committee

Market Trends and the Impact of Important Gem Sourcing Considerations

Speakers: Richard Drucker, President, Gemworld International Stuart Robertson, Vice President, Gemworld International

Nature's Symmetries: Beauty in Crystals, an emerging modern Art Class

Speakers: Dr. Robert Lavinsky, The Arkenstone, Dallas & Shanghai

Next Level: How to Win At Growing Your Business

Speakers: WJA Panelists, Mariel Diaz - Founder & Managing Director, Accounting for Jewelers, Benjamin Smithee - CEO, The Smithee Group, Heather and Justin Knapp, Cofounders of Markette Six Moderator: Monica Stephenson - CEO, iDazzle & Anza Gems

Practical Guide to Jewelry Appraising

Speakers: Cos Altobelli, CGA, Altobelli Jewelers

Selling Super Star Stories: Inside the Designer's Mind

Speakers: Mia Katrin, for Jewel Couture LLC, Moderator, with panel of award-winning designers: John Ford, Paula Crevoshay, Lika Behar and Chi Galatea Huynh

Sustainable Natural Pearls from around the Globe

Speakers: Gina Latandresse, American Pearl Company®, Inc.

The Color Conundrum - Gem ID Series, part 1 - ‘Separating Red Stones'

Speakers: Claire Mitchell, FGA DGA, Learning & Development Manager, Jewelry Television

The Color Conundrum - Gem ID Series, part 2 - ‘Separating Blue Stones'

Speakers: Claire Mitchell, FGA DGA, Learning & Development Manager, Jewelry Television

The Importance of Free Hand Jewelry Design

Speakers: Rémy Rotenier, President at Rémy Design

The Influence of Gemstones Through History

Speakers: Eric Fritz, Manager, University of Arizona, Alfie Norville Gem and Mineral Museum

USPAP Compliance with Colored Gemstones

Speakers: David Rotenberg, David Craig Jewelers, Langhorne, PA

University of Delaware

Speakers: University of Delaware

What Makes "good" - GOOD?(audio only)

Speakers: Diana Singer, GG, Owner of D&E Singer Inc ( wholesale) and Abbott & Austin Estate Jewels (retail) New York