Tag Archives: gems

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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Museum Field Trip at Hillwood Museum

Thirty six (36) DCGIA members and guests enjoyed a tour of the “Spectacular Gems and Jewelry” which was Marjorie Merriweather Post’s jewel collection on display at Hillwood Museum in DC. The tour featured an introduction to the collection by Angie Dodson, Director … Continue reading

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Precious Heirlooms by Denise Nelson GG (GIA)

Precious Heirlooms – A voice from the past & possibly into the future… Denise took us on a walk through history both personal and global as she melded her gemology and genealogy back grounds into a wonderful discussion of what … Continue reading

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Natural vs. Enhanced Lapidary Gem Materials by Helen Serras-Herman

Helen compared natural gem materials against the simulants available in today’s market. She provided slides of Sonora Chrysocolla, Turquoise, Lapis, Azurite with Malachite, and natural drusy gemstones alongside simulants made to imitate these natural materials. The term “simulants” refers to … Continue reading

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Tucson Report – Kusam Malhotra

Kusam owner of K & K International in Vienna, VA. was a vendor at the 2016 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson. K&K International has been a premier source of rare colored gemstones, fine diamonds and custom-designed jewelry for over 30 years. Whether … Continue reading

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Gem, Lapidary, and Mineral Society of DC Auction Oct. 25, 2015

Date: Sunday, October 25, 2015. Time: Noon-1 pm preview. Auction (live and silent), 1-5 pm. Location: Bethesda Woman’s Club, 5500 Sonoma Road, Bethesda, MD 20817. Free parking at rear of building and on side streets. Auction point of contact: Tony … Continue reading

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DCGIA Second Chance Social & Auction

Start off the year with a bang & a buck for the chapter, at the DCGIA Social & Auction on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 Ft. Meyer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209, at the Virginia end of … Continue reading

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