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AGTA GemFair Tucson 2020


Visit GIA’s booth on the Galleria Level for the latest in Education, Laboratory Services, Instruments and the Retailer Support Program. Check out the new issue of the quarterly research journal Gems & Gemology, or see a live demo of the GIA iD100® Gem Testing Device. Beyond the booth, submit your colored stones to the GIA Show Service Laboratory, attend your choice of gemological seminars and free presentations and don’t miss the GIA Alumni Association’s “Live Jazz and Cocktails” reception at the Hotel Congress.

GIA SHOW SERVICE LABORATORY

GIA will offer convenient access for colored stone identification and identification and origin laboratory services at the show. Drop off your stones for expert analysis and report services in the Onyx Suite with GIA’s on-site team of gemologists.

GIA Show Service Laboratory Availability
Feb. 3 – 8, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Submit and Pick Up)
Feb. 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pick Up Only)

To expedite your show laboratory experience, apply for a GIA Laboratory Service account ahead of time and come prepared for your on-site stone intake needs.

Note: Services will be available one day before the AGTA GemFair opens. Hours of operation differ from show hours. Temporary reports will be printed on site; permanent reports will be sent after the show. Submit your stones early for these popular services. Diamond and pearl report services will not be available.

For more information, call +1 800 421 7250 ext 7590 or +1 760 603 4500, ext 7590 (outside the U.S) or email coloredstones@gia.edu

GIA SEMINARS

Identifying Laboratory-Grown Diamond
Length: 2 Hours
Type: Lecture/Lab

Laboratory-grown diamonds are developed in laboratories and factories over short periods of time. A rapid increase in this technology over the past decade has added to the availability of laboratory-grown diamonds in the jewelry marketplace. Now, more than ever, full disclosure and confidence in knowing what you are buying is critical. Through interactive, guided discussion and a hands-on lab, this seminar will cover HPHT and CVD laboratory-grown diamonds and how to separate them from natural diamonds.

Friday, Feb. 7, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tucson Convention Center
Coconino Room
Tuition: $225

Non-Transparent Gemstones
Length: 2 Hours
Type: Lecture/Lab

Many presentations focus on the identification of transparent gemstones. However, there are many gemstones that are not transparent and these can often have unique challenges for a gemologist. This lecture will focus on non-transparent gems and their treatments, along with the challenges and limitations in handling them.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tucson Convention Center
Coconino Room
Tuition: $225

Colored Stone Treatments
Length: 2 Hours
Type: Lecture/Lab

Through dynamic, interactive presentations and a hands-on lab, this seminar introduces the various treatment processes currently used in the gemstone market, as well as treatment identification of commercially important gemstones used in jewelry.

Saturday, Feb. 8, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tucson Convention Center
Coconino Room
Tuition: $225

If you are interested in attending any or all of these seminars, please complete the form below or contact GIA Admissions at +1 800 421 7250 ext 4001 or +1 760 603 4001. Seminar tuition fee must be paid in full before the date of the seminar.

 

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FREE GIA PRESENTATIONS

Mozambique Rubies
Within a decade, Mozambique has become the world’s most productive source for gem-quality ruby. Since the discovery in 2009, GIA has followed these deposits from the front lines, collecting data in the field and in the laboratory. This presentation reviews all facets of Mozambican ruby, including the development of the mining area, market response, gemological characteristics and treatment procedures.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Tucson Convention Center
Mohave Room

GIA Diamond Origin Report
Dr. Wuyi Wang, GIA Vice President, Research and Development and Matthew Tratner, GIA Director, Global Business Development will lead this informative discussion about the science behind GIA's Diamond Origin Report. You will gain an understanding of why diamond origin is important in today's marketplace, some of the challenges that exist in identifying a diamond's country of origin and how GIA uses the scientific matching process to confirm a diamond's origin.

Thursday, Feb 6, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Tucson Convention Center
Maricopa Room

Research Update
Dr. James Shigley, GIA Distinguished Research Fellow and Aaron Palke, GIA Senior Research Scientist, will share insights on important industry developments. Their talk will include an update on the GIA laboratory, research efforts at the Institute and other timely topics, which may include the state of the diamond industry, an update on laboratory-grown diamond identification and trends in colored stones.

Friday, Feb. 7, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Tucson Convention Center
Mohave Room

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GIA Alumni Association’s Live Jazz and Cocktails

The GIA Alumni Association cordially invites you to a cocktail reception for an opportunity to network and connect with friends old and new, industry leaders and colleagues. The event will take place at the iconic Hotel Congress in Tucson and feature live jazz music.

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Hotel Congress
311 E. Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701

Cost: $40
Appetizers and Open Bar
Register now


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