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From Collector to Commercial – the journey of gems in the global marketplace

– Presented by JOEL E. AREM, Ph.D, F.G.A

Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 – DCGIA Nov 14 Meeting Announcement Join us as we welcome JOEL E. AREM, who will showcase the ‘future of the gem industry’. EVERY gem was once a “collector” stone because only royalty could own them, and a ‘mass market’ did not exist for centuries. Over time all gems made a “transition” to the ‘commercial’  marketplace, some sooner than others. Come hear about the “gems of the future”, those gems currently making the transition from ‘collector’ to ‘commercial’ and predictions of where the process will go next.

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

2017 HOLIDAY PARTY and AUCTION

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2017 –  Fairfax Marriott, 11787 LEE JACKSON MEMORIAL HWY. FAIRFAX VA 22033. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, FREE PARKING.
EVENT STARTS AT NOON, MEAL SERVED AT 1:00
SILENT AUCTION: 12:00 – 2:00PM, LIVE AUCTION : 2:00 – 4:00PM

Help Support your chapter by Making & Soliciting Donations for our DCGIA Holiday Party & Auction!

All donations of gemstones/jewelry require full disclosure of enhancements and treatments stated by the donor. DCGIA cannot appraise donations and will not accept items improperly identified or lacking proper disclosure. All items in the DCGIA Auction are “SOLD AS-IS”, with No Guarantees and No Warranty of any kind.

Donations can be brought to any meeting or mailed to: Charles Marts,13400 Catoctin Ct, Herndon, VA 20170 to Schedule a pickup; email:cmarts@cox.net

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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!

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