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In Memory of Lois Berger, GIA GG

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 … Continue reading

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Jewelry Design – The Pleasure and Pitfalls by Mary Ehlers

Mary Ehlers gave DCGIA members a wonderful talk on her designs and client interactions over her storied career. She works with individual clients (by appointment) who are interested in having a custom design created for them, or with clients who … Continue reading

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How to Spot A Georgian Fake by Nicholle Mogavero

Nicholle Mogavero defined for the DCGIA members “What Georgian Jewelry Is and What It Is Not.” Continue reading

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21st Century Jade – Renee Newman

Renee Newman shared her expertise with the DCGIA members, providing a comprehensive guide to jade. What it is, why it’s prized, and how it’s tested and valued. Ancient cultures prized nephrite jade for being stronger than other stones. Making it ideal … Continue reading

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In Memory of David Brackna

DCGIA is saddened by the news of David Brackna’s passing. We gratefully remember his talk before our members in 2010 on Bringing Colored Gemstones to life! Mr Brackna was a winner of numerous AGTA Spectrum Awards and we considered him a … Continue reading

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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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