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.
Hidden Treasures; Finding the Jewel in Gem Rough
“Live Stream interview with Alan Hodgkinson”
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.
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
Session 2, by Richard Hughes
This workshop will focus on the identification of jade (nephrite and jadeite), including simulants and treated jade.
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.
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