Thursday, October 25, 2018   7:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Amber, Poland’s Treasure  Presented by Denise Nelson

DCGIA October Announcement – Denise Nelson will tell the story of Amber’s origins and its history. The complete story of why, how, what and where for Amber.  Amber is one of the few organic gems used in jewelry around the world.  Denise will share her travel adventure to include an inside look at the most amazing Bernstyn museum collection of Amber and practical information about characteristics and identification.  Samples of different varieties from various sources will be shown to provide a hands-on educational experience.

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.

Sunday, December 2, 2018   12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. 

DCGIA Holiday Party & Auction

2018 DCGIA Holiday Party RSVP – Update2 – Come celebrate with us at our 2018 Holiday Party and Auction. The party will be at the Fairfax Marriott on Sunday, December 2, 2018, and we look forward to seeing you!


There are 3 important steps:

  1. Solicit Auction Donations Early2018 DCGIA Auction Letter

2018 DCGIA Auction Donation Form –  We can all solicit quality auction donations. (Donations can be brought to any meeting) or mailed to: Charles Marts,13400 Catoctin Ct, Herndon, VA 20170 or To Schedule a pickup of your Donation email:  or call: 703-473-4992

  1. Plan now to attend this year’s Party & Auction:

Mark your calendars with this important date: Sunday, December 2, 2018. The festivities will start at NOON, be sure to Make Your Party Reservations Early:

Noon to 2PM  Silent Auction ;  1PM  Lunch ; 2PM to 4:00PM  Live Auction

  1. The Final Step: Attend the Auction & Bid Generously:

Bid high and bid often at the auction. Remember all of the money raised will help us keep the meeting fees low, bring you world-renowned speakers, quality workshops and seminars. Support Your Chapter & Have Fun While Doing It!

Volunteer to serve on the Auction Committee and help before, at or after the auction. There are many jobs that need doing to make all of this happen.

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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!

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