Here is something fun via Jewelry Insurance Issues
Appraiser's Dream Contest
The Appraiser's Dream contest is open to all full-time gem and jewelry appraisers in the U.S. and Canada. First prize is an expense-paid trip to London to see the Crown Jewels and visit with colleagues at the world-renowned GEM-A, the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. The trip continues to the 3-day conference of the Scottish Gemmological Association, where the winner can immerse him/herself in workshops and conversations with colleagues and gem experts from around the world.
There are additional prizes to deepen the appraiser's knowledge and energize his/her business. This is a great opportunity for appraisers. See here for more details.