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NCDIA Hosts Two Education Seminars at AGS Conclave

Mar 28, 2013 1:23 PM   By NCDIA
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Press Release: The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) is pleased to add to the educational program at AGS Conclave next month by sponsoring two interactive and engaging presentations by NCDIA’s director of education, Tom Gelb, “Identification of Diamond Treatments and Synthetics.”

In his 20 years in the diamond industry, Gelb has had the opportunity to personally evaluate some of the most important diamonds in the world, including the Hope Diamond. After an extensive career working with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), grading and evaluating diamonds, and later working as the manager of the grading laboratory at Harry Winston, Gelb founded Gelb Gemological Consulting, which provides gemological and business consulting to both the diamond trade and the public. In his AGS seminars, attendees will get a chance to look through microscopes and see what some common treatments and synthetic diamonds look like.

“We’re really excited about sponsoring Tom’s seminars at AGS,” explained NCDIA's president, Jeff Post. “Our association’s role is promoting natural color diamonds, which is why it’s important for retailers to be able to distinguish natural from treated or synthetics. We feel that the information Tom will provide is going to give retailers confidence in discussing this important distinction with their customers.”

In addition to sponsoring the two Tom Gelb seminars, NCDIA will also be offering a one-time discount of 10 percent off their membership rates to conference attendees for the duration of AGS Conclave. Membership in NCDIA provides retailers with inside information and access to natural color diamond resources, as well as valuable point-of-sale collateral. NCDIA representatives will be on sight throughout AGS Conclave to provide more information about the organization.

Gelb will be speaking on April 26, 2013 at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  and  April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class space is limited. For more information please contact Gino DiGeso at Gino-at-NCDIA.com

About NCDIA:
NCDIA's mission is to educate and promote global awareness and desire for natural color diamonds. Founded in 2003, NCDIA is a non-profit, membership-based organization that includes some of the world's most prominent rough diamond producers, diamond and jewelry manufacturers, designers and retailers. NCDIA is expertly positioned to serve as an authority for natural color diamonds and to help expand the market for the broad spectrum of natural color diamonds available today.

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