Alumni Association

Party at the GIA Gem Mine

Friday, February 2, 2018
6:30 p.m.

Tucson, AZ

Experience an Art Deco-themed evening and celebrate Richard T. Liddicoat, the Father of Modern Gemology, in recognition of the centennial year of his birth. Join more than 350 GIA alumni, students and industry friends from around the globe for dinner, dancing, auctions and a legendary celebration. The annual Party at the GIA Gem Mine is an opportunity to reconnect with old friends, meet new ones and enjoy an unforgettable evening.

All are welcome to attend the event or consider supporting the auction.*


$55            Early registration online (before Jan. 15, 2018)
$65            Registration online and at the door (after Jan. 15, 2018)

Purchase Tickets here

Calling all alumni...

Help us recognize the extraordinary life and legacy of Richard T. Liddicoat.
The Alumni Association is asking our alumni members and industry friends to share your personal photos and/or stories that include Mr. Liddicoat, for potential use at the event or in additional celebrations by sending them to GIA Alumni email.

Consider Supporting the Event’s Silent and Live Auctions.
Each year we rely on the generosity of our alumni and industry friends to donate and participate in our auctions. All auction proceeds support the Alumni Endowment Fund allowing us to offer education scholarships and opportunity worldwide. We hope you will consider participating.

The deadline to receive auction donations at GIA and personal experiences with Mr. Liddicoat is Dec. 31, 2017.

GIA Alumni Auction Donor Form

For further event description, details and guidance “how to” submit a donation or item ideas, please visit the 2018 Party at the GIA Gem Mine website or contact us.

* GIA Donor Policy: It is central to GIA’s mission to uphold the highest standards of integrity. We respectfully ask that our laboratory and instruments clients, vendors and current students limit their GIA contributions to $1,000 or less during any 12-month period. We appreciate your consideration.

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