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Michigan Chapter: Re-cutting and Polishing Session

Calling all store owners, salespeople, over-the-counter buyers, pawnbrokers and gemologists. Learn how re-cutting/re-polishing diamonds and gemstones can benefit you and your clients.
Part 1: Learn to be a smarter and stronger buyer of second-hand diamonds with Lawrence Nagel
Do you buy second-hand, damaged or off-make diamonds? Learn key aspects of re-cutting to improve your profit margin or better assist your customers by repairing their chipped diamonds. Utilize expert diamond polishers with experienced background in re-cutting. Offer with more confidence and buy a higher percentage of estate and "over-the-counter" diamonds. Be one of the very few jewelers to understand diamond re-cutting.
Part 2: Become confident recommending re-cutting/re-polishing to your clients while adding on sales with David L. Grimes
How would you like to make your clients ecstatic while adding some money to your business by confidently explaining the benefits of a re-polish on your client’s gemstone ring/pendant? Or restoring the beauty of their heirloom jewelry? Not sure what to do with a gentleman's ring with a broken onyx?

All are welcome to attend this event, whether you're a GIA alumnus, student, industry associate, hobbyist or guest. Please share this invitation with any others you may feel would be interested or wish to learn more about GIA.

David Grimes will explain which gemstones should and should not be recut with examples. Bring any diamonds/gemstone you or your customers have to learn their potential improvements for both dollar value and beauty.
Lawrence Nagel is a GG with 35 years of diamond buying and re-cutting estate diamonds. He has bought diamonds for many years in New York, Israel, Belgium and at auctions in Europe and the U.S., in sizes ranging from under one carat and up to 17 carats.

David L. Grimes is a lapidary serving the industry for 55 years with a MA in Geology and is a member of the IGS and the U.S. Facetor’s Guild. He will show us what colored stones should and shouldn’t be recut - with examples.


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