Roskin Gem News Report

Accredited Gemologists Association

2023 AGA Tucson Conference

Register to join us Wednesday, February 01, 2023

Conference features include a stellar lineup of six gemological education presentations and three hands-on sessions.

All gemological presentations will be live-streamed and recorded; and all registrants (in-person & virtual) will receive access to the recorded sessions, when made published by AGA.

2023 AGA Tucson Gala

AGA welcomes all to join the evening that celebrates a shared passion for gemology, its profession, and the people in it – at the AGA Gala.

Attended by conference participants, industry leaders, and members of the gem and jewelry trade; the evening includes cocktails, dinner, a silent auction, music, dancing, and the much-anticipated “live” presentation of AGA’s Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology to the 2022 recipient, Gary Roskin.

About the conference, speakers and topics:

Meg Berry

Hidden Treasures; Finding the Jewel in Gem Rough

Mark Cullinan

Alan Hodgkinson

“Live Stream interview with Alan Hodgkinson”

Robert Weldon

Digital Photography of Gemstones and Jewelry

A practical, eye-opening “how-to” that focuses on the photography tools, gem staging and positioning, lighting approaches – as well as some post-processing techniques of gemstone and jewelry photography.

Gary Roskin

New Directions for the International Gem Trade Show Business

A look at how global economics alter the gem exhibitions landscape.

Dr. Clemens Schwarzinger

Tanzanite and fancy zoisites – color, chemistry and cutting

Sarah Caldwell Steele

Hands-on Workshops (1-3)

Session 1, by Sarah Caldwell Steele

Back to Black

Black stone identification

Richard Hughes

Session 2, by Richard Hughes

Jade Identification

This workshop will focus on the identification of jade (nephrite and jadeite), including simulants and treated jade.

Kerry Gregory

Session 3, by Kerry Gregory

Treasure from Trash – Hands-On!

Learn how to quickly, efficiently, and profitably sort through a mixed parcel of gemstones to find the value.

Direct Registration links:

·       Register for In-Person Conference Attendance (includes Gala ticket)

·       Register for Virtual Conference Attendance

·       Register for AGA Gala only

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