National Association of Jewelry Appraisers –
59th Winter Education Conference –
– January 29 – 30 –
National Association of Jewelry Appraisers
The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) returns to Tucson for its 59th ACE©It Conference, January 29th and 30th, 2023.
“Webinars are great; after all, the NAJA remained busy during 2020, 2021 and 2022 presenting educational programs delivered thru webinars and virtual conferences for not only our membership, but also the appraisal community at large,” writes Gail Levine, Executive Director.
“However, as gem and jewelry appraisers know, when it comes to gem-centric appraisal education, there is no place like the NAJA in Tucson! It is the one venue that really offers the entire package.”
The week starts with practical, appraisal presentations and professional relationship building opportunities and then continues with more chances to examine gems and experience the market at the shows.
The Pearl Walk!
Special Event at Tucson February 2, 11 AM to Noon, The Annual Lois Berger Pearl Walk – visiting four pearl dealers led by Renee Newman, GIA GG. Members only and it is free! Limited to 15 attendees. What to Bring: comfortable western casual.
Sunday January 29th
• 8:30 AM Jade: China’s Gift to the World – Richard Hughes
• 10:00 AM A Canary in the Ruby Mine – Billie Hughes & Wim Vertriest
• 11:00 AM Beauty, Value and the Power of Gem Cutting – Justin Prim
• 1:30 PM The Evaluation and Interpretation of Gem Carvings – Ciğdem Lüle
• 3:00 PM Communication, Consulting and Contracting – Deborah Finleon
• 4:00 PM Lab-Grown Diamonds – Screening Challenges – Guy Borenstein (90 minutes)
Monday January 30th
• 8:30 AM State of the Industry – Post Covid – Harold Dupuy
• 10:00 AM Demantoid Garnet: Gemology, Origin and Treatment – Aaron Palke
• 11:00 AM Diamond Cuts & Qualities in Jewelry from 1300 until Now – Renee Newman
• 1:30 PM What in the World are these Marks? – Danusia Nikilewicz
• 3:00 PM Rock Creek Sapphires – Montana’s Treasure – Warren Boyd
• 4:00 PM Practical Spectroscope – Sam Lloyd (90 minutes)