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GIA Updates

On Sept. 19, 2017, Kate Donovan, GIA Global Alumni Relations Manager, provided an update on GIA global initiatives, education, laboratory offerings, research, resources and instruments. Kate reviewed GIA’s current alumni benefits and the many programs available to support our efforts. GIA … Continue reading

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The Latest on Synthetic Diamonds | Dr. James Shigley | GIA at JCK

DCGIA thanks GIA for sharing these very informative videos! Video #1 – Dr. Smith shares what he has learned from exceptional diamonds, such as the Cullinan and Koh-I-Noor, that formed beneath the surface of the Earth. Smith, the researcher who … Continue reading

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Treatments and Synthetics: A Visual Review by John Koivula

 John Koivula an Analytical Microscopist at the Gemological Institute of America shared a visual review of slides identifying common features for synthetic and treated rubies, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, chrysoberyl, opal, spinel, quartz, jade, and corundum. The majority of characteristics seen … Continue reading

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Natures Diversity; Natural Color Diamonds – Alan Bronstein

Alan Bronstein discussed the many beautiful creations nature provides as natural colored diamonds, in front of a full house of National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) conference attendees and DCGIA members. Like flowers in a garden, diamonds cover every color … Continue reading

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The Art of Gemstone Carvings – Denise Nelson GG (GIA)

Denise Nelson DCGIA Chapter’s Globe Trotter and Ambassador to GIA, was insightful and informative in her sharing pictures from her visit to various Museums. Denise walked our members through a look at carvings and the many materials used from around the … Continue reading

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DCGIA MENTORING PROGRAM

Mission: The Program is designed to help current and recent graduates of GIA strengthen and refine the vital and highly specialized skills they need to succeed in the gem & jewelry industry. DCGIA Mentoring Program Outline Every DCGIA Mentee is … Continue reading

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DCGIA Chapter 2011 Holiday Auction and Party

Here is the DCGIA Chapter 2011 Holiday Auction & Party Honor Roll and some of the Pictures taken during the event. 2011 Honor Roll of Donors Bob Davis (RIP) Bruce Gaber Andy & Helen Serras-Herman L. Courtland Lee Laura McCloud … Continue reading

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