Category Archives: Meeting Archives

AFGHANISTAN GEMSTONE INDUSTRY –

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM – By Gary Bowersox Gary Bowersox shared his 50 years of gem-related exploration activities in Afghanistan with DCGIA members. Visiting emerald, ruby, aquamarine, kunzite, morganite, tourmaline, lapis and other gemstone mines throughout Afghanistan. Throughout history, … Continue reading

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Diamonds of the Forbidden Zone – By Denise Nelson G.G. GIA

Denise shares her once-in-a lifetime experience, a first-hand look at the diamond mines along the infamous Namibian Skeleton Coast of Africa. The extraordinary process of finding the world’s most precious gems, in this arid landscape, is revealed, along with a … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Precious Gemstones By Richard W. Wise

Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Precious Gemstones Continue reading

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Traditional vs Non-Traditional Sapphire by Sheahan Stephen

This video provides the tools to understand and articulate clearly to their customers the subtle difference between pinkish-orange, orangish-pink, and Padparadscha. Continue reading

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Life of passion in gemology by Martin Fuller FGA, GG (GIA)

Martin Fuller shared a presentation that was jam packed with great photos and stories of the many auction worthy jewelry and people he has had the privilege of performing appraisals for over the years, including the Hope Diamond!! DCGIA thanks … Continue reading

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“The Science and the Art of Gem Cutting” by John Dyer

John Dyer (Self Proclaimed Gem Nerd) shared his passion, his award winning designs and gemstones. How much is science and how much is creativity? From custom cut classic shapes with exceptional brilliance with flat faceting, to concave faceted and avant-garde … Continue reading

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“Tsavorite: History, Family and Ethical Sourcing” by James Walker

Mr. Walker covered the history of the discovery of Tsavorite, what it was like working with Campbell Bridges for nearly 20 years. Why the Bridges family was one of the original Ethical Sources, due to the vertical integration of their … Continue reading

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The Origin of Natural Diamonds: by Karen Smit and Matthew Tratner with GIA

GIA research scientist, Karen Smit, PhD and GIA Business Development Director, Matthew Tratner talk diamonds—their formation and origin and how the GIA Diamond Origin Report helps tell their story. See the Zoom video of the panel presentation: DCGIA Members thank … Continue reading

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“French Courtesans and Their Jewelry” by Elyse Zorn Karlin

Famous French courtesans and their jewels. Continue reading

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The Bride and Groom – Mary Ehlers and Stephen Toth

Mary Ehlers and Stephen Toth Wedding September 26, 2020 Continue reading

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