Tag Archives: Gemstones

“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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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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Needful Things Silent On-Line Auction

DCGIA Invites You to Our Needful Things Silent On-Line Auction at:  http://www.dcgia-auctions.com/   To help support our club’s activities, we are Auctioning off the remaining items from the 2014 Live Auction & Party. The silent auction supports our club, and is … Continue reading

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Tucson Gem Show – Kusam Malhotra

Kusam Malhotra Owner of K & K International in Vienna, VA. a vendor at the 2014 Tucson International Gem Show. Discussed Wholesale Natural Colored Gemstones: Alexandrite, Colored Diamonds, Aquamarine, Beryl, Red Beryl, Chrysoberyl, Kunzite, Diamond, Garnet,, Morganite, Turquoise, Zircon and … Continue reading

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