May 19, 2021
4:00PM - 6:00PM EDT

This seminar will provide an in-depth look at the GIA 7 Pearl Value Factors™ and how gem and jewelry professionals can apply this evaluation system in their daily dealing with pearls. These criteria were developed by GIA over a 60-year period of ground-breaking research on pearls, and used by experts when evaluating pearls in the laboratory.

This seminar is ideal for gemologists, sales associates, jewelry buyers, jewelers, pearl investors and enthusiasts.

You'll learn:

  • The difference between natural and cultured pearls
  • The main types of cultured pearls including akoya, South Sea, Tahitian and freshwater
  • How to apply the GIA 7 Pearl Value Factors™ (Size, Shape, Color, Luster, Surface, Nacre and Matching) to different pearl types
  • Techniques to systematically evaluate pearl quality whether you are examining a single pearl, pearl jewelry or strands

Participants will be provided a digital reference guide, and are encouraged to ask questions as they are guided by GIA gemology instructors who will share their expertise through illustrations, images and lecture.

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May 22-26, 2021
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
Phoenix, AZ

Invitation-only event for high-end jewelers. Great business, exclusive vendors, energy, fun, networking, education, wonderful meals and hotel!

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August 24-26, 2021
Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Catering to an elite community of renowned heritage brands, emerging design talent, the finest retailers and award-winning media from around the globe. This is the only venue in the United States to present an exquisitely curated collection of more than 200 preeminent designers and brands.

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The jewelry pieces you sell are financial and emotional investments that require proper caretaking. Engage your clients with talking points designed to safeguard their precious items – and learn of services that can boost confidence for jewelry buyers and sellers alike.

Friday, June 4, 2020, 2:00PM EDT
With John Pollard, Educational Specialist at IGI-International Gemological Institute 

The 19th annual GEM Awards will be held as a virtual event on Thursday, July 15. The ceremony will celebrate the achievements of honorees in several categories and capture the same level of excitement and glamour that you expect from GEM Awards, so be sure to tune-in!   

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July 19-20, 2021

Jewelers of America is hosting our 3rd annual JA National Convention virtually! The program will feature high energy keynotes, information-rich breakout presentations, interactive networking opportunities and more! Registration is free and open to all employees of JA Member stores.

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August 24-30, 2021
The Venetian 
Las Vegas, NV   

Through networking breakfasts, lunches, cocktail parties, and dinners, LUXURY offers a unique business opportunity in a tailored environment bringing together the upscale jewelry retailers with high end manufacturers and designers. August 24-26 is invitation only.

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August 27-30, 2021
The Venetian & Sands Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV 

JCK Las Vegas is the largest jewelry event in North America open to all jewelry professionals. It combines a plethora of networking events and complimentary education sessions with the industry’s broadest selection of finished jewelry, gems and timepieces. 

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October 8-11, 2021
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, FL

One of the largest jewelry trade events in the Western Hemisphere designed for you to restock your store before the holiday selling season. Connect with the industry at the leading event for immediate at-show delivery.

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