Wednesday, January 18,2017 – Seven (7) Things the Jewelry Trade Needs to Know in 2017 by Michelle Graff

DCGIA January Meeting Announcement – Michelle Graff Editor-in-Chief at National Jeweler, is a must-hear news source for jewelry professionals. Michelle will discuss the issues expected to impact both retail and retailers in 2017!  Chatbots are programs powered by artificial intelligence, that interact in an increasingly human-like way, allowing people to get answers from the computer without using another human. Termination of the Burma Sanctions Program – Executive Order (E.O.)October 7, 2016, Termination of the ban on the importation into the United States of Burmese origin jadeite and rubies, and any jewelry containing them, has been revoked. The biggest impact? The New Presidential Administration, what do we know, what do we expect, time will tell….

A native of Pittsburgh and an Ohio University journalism school graduate, Michelle Graff got her start on the crime beat at a daily newspaper in suburban Atlanta. She moved to New York in 2007 and has worked for National Jeweler ever since.  First as as the Diamond Editor and today as the Editor-in-Chief.

DCGIA 2017 Member Application – If you have an interest in Gems & Jewelry, we invite you to participate by filling out the member application and joining our mailing list!

DCGIA 2016 – Holiday Party & Auction was a great success!

Held at Clyde’s of Tyson’s Corner it raised money for the Chapter, proceeds from the auction allow us to present outstanding speakers at eleven monthly meetings each year. You are welcome to attend any of our meetings for a nominal meeting fee. We also provide affordable seminars and workshops throughout the year to further the education of members, students, interested gem enthusiasts, and residents in the Mid-Atlantic area.

*******************     HAPPY HOLIDAYS!   ******************************

Monthly Meetings (January thru November) are held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 Ft. Meyer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209, at the Virginia end of Key Bridge, 703-807-2000. Meetings begin with a speaker meet and greet at 7:00 PM and meetings start at 7:30 PM. Admission is free for those who have paid their 2017 annual fee and $15.00 for all others. Cash & Checks accepted at door.

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