Lois Berger was always ready to share her knowledge of pearl industry news, and her love of pearls to DCGIA Members or anyone else who asked.
She was an annual speaker for the DCGIA Tucson Panel, sharing the latest types of both saltwater and freshwater pearls. She was on the vanguard of the “Chinese Fresh Water Cultured Pearls” revolution, keeping tabs on developments, techniques, retail offerings and wholesale pricing.
In addition to many talks to DCGIA she wrote articles for the NAJA newsletter and for GemWorld with her insights, facts, and price lists. She had a passion and limitless energy during every trip to the Tucson Gem Show, taking notes and speaking to dealers, collectors, appraisers, and old friends.
She was a faithful member and supporter of DCGIA from it’s inception and always provided donuts to our meetings and items to the DCGIA Annual Holiday Party and Auction.
Sharing was her passion. Visit these DCGIA Archives for a glimpse into her brilliance.
2011 Tucson Gem Show Report on Pearls
2012 Tucson Gem Show Report on Pearls
2013 Tucson Gem Show Report on Pearls
2014 Tucson Gem Show Report on Pearls
2015 Tucson Gem Show Report on Pearls
We honor Lois as she so willing honored the DCGIA members for nearly 35 years. She will and has been missed. Our love, prayers and comfort go out to her family in this time of their loss.