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UPCOMING EVENTS

2018 Speakers

Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

“2018 Tucson Gemstone Report” – Presented by Kusam Malhotra 

DCGIA Feb 22nd Meeting Announcement – Kusam will discuss what she saw in Tucson, the current wholesale gem prices, what was new, new treatment findings and related topics that affect the overall global gem markets. Kusam will share an array of fine gemstone during her show and tell presentation.

Kusam

Speaker meet and greet starts at 7:00 PM, Meeting start at 7:30 PM and ends at 9:00 PM.

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“March and April Speakers are being confirmed”

Thursday, May 3, 2018 7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

“21st Century Jade: Why it’s Prized, How It’s Tested & Valued”
Presented by Renee Newman

DCGIA May 3 Announcement – Renee Newman will give practical tips on how to distinguish fake and treated jade from natural jade using examples of modern jade jewelry and carvings. Learn:
● Why jade is so prized
● The difference between jadeite and nephrite
● Which types of jadeite and nephrite are most valued.
● Detect fake jade using visual, tactile and auditory non-technical clues
● Recognize when to be suspicious that jade has been treated with chemicals
● Appreciate contemporary jade.

Speaker meet and greet starts at 7:00 PM, Meeting start at 7:30 PM and ends at 9:00 PM.

DCGIA 2018 Member Application Form – If you have an interest in Gems & Jewelry, we invite you to participate by filling out the member application and joining our mailing list!

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 2018 annual dues and $15.00 for all others. Cash & Checks accepted at door.

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