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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Appraisers Continuing Education: ACE™ It Conferences by NAJA

Appraisers Continuing Education: ACE™ It Conferences by NAJA

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers announces its 38th Annual Mid-Year Conference to be held in Bellevue, WA, August 11 – 14, 2012 at the Red Lion Hotel Bellevue.

The appraisal organization dedicated exclusively to gems and jewelry presents an outstanding program to assist the professional appraiser’s continuing education and an unparalleled networking experience.

As with all previous conferences, THIS conference has what appraisers need, what they desire, propriety diamonds, gemstone treatments, and an antique jewelry challenge. The last day of conference is even more desirable – appraisals issues – What Would YOU do? The four day conference is what every professional gemologist/appraiser needs!

The daily programs are:

Saturday – August 11, 2012 - Gemstone Science – Non-Fiction!

Analytical Microscopist – John Koivula, GG

Corporate Social Responsibility: Who is Accountable and Who is
Responsible AND … Who Should set the Industry Standards? The Lead
Glass and Corundum Fracture Filling or Manufactured Stone or Enhanced
Stones - Cortney Balzan, GG

Cultured Pearl Confusion: Which Sea Do You See? – Betty Sue King

Sunday, August 12, 2012  - Day of Diamonds! 

Sirius Star™ – The World’s Brightest Diamond – Michiel J. Botha, RS

Valuing the Color of Fancy Colored Diamonds – Vince Rundhaug, GG

Fire Polish: Play with Fire! – Glenn Markman, GG

How to Make a Defendable Set of Comparables – Joseph Tenhagen, GG

Monday, August 13, 2012 - General Jewelry

Knitted, Knotted, Twisted & Twined: The Jewelry of Mary Lee Hu - Mary Lee Hu

The Appraiser Challenge – Louis Scholz, PG

Building a Life, Building a Business: Surviving with Style and Enthusiasm – Karen Lorene

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 – Appraisals – What Matters

Are You Delivering Accurate Appraisals? Jan Thiel, Jewelers Mutual

Situations! What Would YOU Do? (Panel) – David Atlas, GG

The Appraisal Hall of Shame (Panel) – Martin Fuller, GG

For further information and conference reservations, contact Gail Brett Levine, GG, Executive Director, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, 718.896-1536, f. 718-997-9057,,

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