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Sell More Jewelry and get more of the best type of clients – Phillip Bosen

 Phillip Bosen shared the inside secrets on what jewelry clients really want with the DCGIA members. The key is in changing what you are doing if it is no longer working. Don’t be afraid to reinvent your business!   How … Continue reading

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2018 Tucson Gem Show Update

 Kusam Malhotra shared what she saw in Tucson, the current wholesale gemstone prices from those dealers willing to divulge their prices, what was new, mineral specimens and an array of fine gemstone during her show and tell presentation. The mineral show … Continue reading

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Part Time Sales Assistant

Ascot Diamonds in Arlington is looking for a temporary and part-time sales assistant, preferably with a G.G. and some sales experience. Able to assist in daily office activities: from opening/recording all deliveries/shipments, answering phones, handling walk-in customers for repairs to … Continue reading

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Carl Fabergé – Jeweler and Businessman

Dr. Wilfried Zeisler, Chief Curator Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens presented the history of the House of Fabergé under Carl Fabergé. Carl Fabergé’s jewelry workshop made Fifty (50) Imperial Easter Eggs for the Russian Imperial family, from 1885 to 1916. Each taking a … Continue reading

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2017 DCGIA Honor Roll of Donors

On behalf of the GIA Alumni & Associates of Washington, D.C. (DCGIA), I would like to thank you all for your generous support and donation(s) to our annual Holiday Auction and Dinner. Continue reading

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From Collector to Commercial – Presented by Dr. Joel E. Arem

Dr. Joel Arem took the DCGIA members on a journey to the “future of the gem industry” in the global marketplace. EVERY gem was once a “collector” stone because only royalty could own them, and a ‘mass market’ did not exist for centuries. … Continue reading

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The Smithsonian Gems – Presented by Dr. Jeffrey E. Post

Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, provided a lively discussion on the The National Gem Collection. The history, benefactors, gems and jewelry were all fully described in the presentation as well as in the book: “The National Gem Collection” by Smithsonian Institution and … Continue reading

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