Tag Archives: Gemstones

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 Art of Gem Cutting by Thomas Trozzo

DCGIA Thanks Tom Trozzo for sharing a wealth of information and his award winning gemstones with our members and guests. Continue reading

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In Memory of Frederick N. Ward GG (GIA)

RIP – July 16, 1935 – July 19, 2016     Fred was a loyal DCGIA member, prolific photographer, author and great friend to us all! Some of you may remember Fred as a world-renowned photographer, author, gem dealer, gemologist and a … Continue reading

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“Sharing the Rough” – Orin Mazzoni

DCGIA was overjoyed to have Orin Mazzoni for an informative 2-night event as a joint effort with AGS, the Maryland National Capital Guild. If you have ever wondered how a piece of rough is found, mined, cut, polished, then transformed … 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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2015 DCGIA Honor Roll of Donors

Thanks for making it happen! It was a great DCGIA auction, which raised $6,254 for chapter activities, a second chance on-line auction will be coming soon! Special Thanks to everyone who helped before, at and after the auction. Thanks to all … Continue reading

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