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Research & Cocktails: Latest News from the GIA Laboratory

Entrance of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ. Photo courtesy of Heard Museum

Join us for a special evening at the Heard Museum. Guests will have access to a private, after-hours tour of the museum, followed by an update on GIA research delivered by Dr. Jim Shigley and a reception.

Dr. Shigley is a distinguished research fellow at GIA in Carlsbad, California. ‎Prior to joining GIA in 1982, he studied geology as an undergraduate at the University of California Berkeley and later received his doctorate in geology from Stanford University. He helps direct GIA's research activities on the identification of diamonds and colored gemstones and has ongoing research interests in the natural geological environments of gem mineral formation as well as the characterization of gem materials.


Purchase tickets in advance for $20 by September 19, 2019
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