Cultured Pearls and Pearl Jewelry by Eliko Pearl – June 10th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM

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Eliko Pearls will be speaking via a Zoom conference call. Eliko Pearl is a highly regarded supplier of cultured pearls and pearl jewelry in New York City’s Jewelry district. They regularly travel overseas seeking only the finest quality in all types of cultured pearls, in order to provide their customers with the best selection of merchandise at competitive prices.

They specialize in fine South Sea White,
South Sea Golden, South Sea Tahitian, Keshi, Akoya, and Freshwater cultured pearls.

Virtual Field Trip of Maine Gemstone Mine by Timothy Morgan – July 15th from 6:30PM to 8:30PM

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Wander with Tim as he explores the wonders of a US gemstone mine in the state of Maine.

A virtual tour that will surely make you add this mine to your bucket list!

All FREE Zoom Events require an RSVP to, so an invite can be sent to you before the meeting.  No guarantee an invite can be sent the day of or after the meeting begins.

We ask participants to MUTE their AUDIO and use CHAT to communicate with the group and speaker.  Once questions are opened at the end of the presentation feel free to un-mute your audio and ask questions.

Physical Location Meetings Are Canceled Due To COVID19

As we have been monitoring the situation with the Corona Virus, many things have developed even within the past few days. Yesterday, the Governors of both Virginia and Maryland have declared a state of emergency and urged localities and non-profits to limit large public events, effective immediately. All VA and MD schools have closed. Universities are transitioning to online teaching. More and more local churches are changing their gathering practices.

In the life of DCGIA, our focus has always been on our members. With the increasing spread of this virus, we have also been realizing our moral and fiscal obligation to our members, peers and speakers. With that, we want to practice social-distancing and do our part to lessen and slow down the spread of this virus. As both the March speaker coming from NY (a Hot Spot for the outbreak on the east coast) and GIA coming from California, both would prefer to not travel in the coming weeks.

With all this in consideration, the DCGIA Board has decided to cancel both the March and April DCGIA events in hope of limiting possible member exposure during this trying time. We hope you will all be safe and stay healthy.

We look forward to meeting in August and resuming life normally.

Upcoming Speakers:

Richard B Drucker GG (GIA) will be  speaking on August 20, 2020 

We meet at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 Ft. Meyer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209, at the Virginia end of Key Bridge, 703-807-2000.

Speaker meet and greet from 7:00PM to 7:30PM. Presentation starts at 7:30PM to 9:00PM – Admission is FREE for members who have PAID the 2020 DCGIA Annual Fee or $15 at the door for everyone else. Cask or Check preferred. 

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If you have an interest in Gems & Jewelry, we invite you to participate by filling out the DCGIA 2020 Member Registration Form and joining our Email list!

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