Discover the Latest in Colored Stones – GIA –
at the Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum in Tucson during the AGTA GemFair

Several continuing education seminars, hosted at the world-class Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum in Tucson, take place during the AGTA GemFair.

The seminar schedule includes:

Dig Deeper on the Origin of Colored Stones
Feb 2 | 9-4
This seminar will introduce the main sources of ruby, sapphire, and emerald around the globe, their status in the market, and the methods the GIA Laboratory applies to determine country of origin, including the utilization of traceable sample collections.

Low Temperature Heat Treatment in Corundum
Feb 3 | 1-3
In this two-hour seminar, you’ll learn the challenges of determining low temperature heating in ruby and sapphire, and how GIA Research is developing more reliable ways to help identify this treatment.

Introduction to Jewelry Forensics
Feb 4 | 9-11
Polish up your jewelry investigation skills in this hands-on seminar. Participants will examine jewelry under a microscope and learn about the important features affecting the quality of each piece. Follow Roskin Gem News Report for More Updates

The 7 Value Factors of Pearls
Feb 4 | 2-4
This seminar will provide an in-depth look at the GIA 7 Pearl Value Factors™ and how gem and jewelry professionals can apply this evaluation system in their daily dealing with pearls.

GIA-led seminars and the GIA Alumni Collective signature event, Night at the Museum.

Dig Deeper on Origin of Colored Stones


Thursday, Feb 2 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Aaron Palke

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Low Temp Heat Treatment in Corundum


Friday, Feb 3 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Presented by Wim Vertriest

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Night At The Museum


Friday, Feb 3 | 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Introduction to Jewelry Forensics


Saturday, Feb 4 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Presented by Carson Lee

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The 7 Value Factors of Pearls


Saturday, Feb 4 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Presented by Shelly Verwymeren

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Continuing education offerings by the GIA Alumni Collective™ (GIA Alumni Association, LLC) are considered avocational or recreational in nature and are not intended to prepare individuals for entry-level employment. They are non-credit bearing and do not lead to an academic credential.

Here is the full list of GIA events in Tucson.

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