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. Renée will be available before and after her presentation to autograph books. Bring cash or a check if you would like to purchase copies of them. Her Exotic Gems: Volume 4 book explores the history, lore, evaluation, geographic sources and identifying properties of non-traditional gems. It describes with text and photos how to evaluate jade quality and detect imitations and dyed jade. Information about the book is available at

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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