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ASA to Welcome Gems and Jewelry Industry Professionals

Jun 01, 2018
The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) announces the hosting of a welcome reception for gems and jewelry industry professionals to be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California.

Arranged by the Society’s Gems and Jewelry Discipline, the reception will be held prior to the kick off the 2018 GIA Symposium, a three-day event filled with sessions offering insight into the latest gemological research, as well as business concepts and innovations featuring professors from the Harvard Business School.

“Hosting this reception is an important and welcome next step in ASA’s future growth”, said International President, Sharon Desfor, ASA. “A large percentage of our gems and jewelry members are GIA alumni or have undergone advanced professional development through the highly successful joint ASA/GIA educational partnership. Our participation at this event both continues our push for educational excellence and fosters networking relationships between the members of each organization.”

Christina M. Woolford, ASA, MGA, chair of the Society’s Gems and Jewelry Discipline, added saying, “GIA’s conference theme of ‘New Challenges. Creating Opportunities.’ parallels the core values and goals for our Society, especially when it comes to helping members promote their expertise and practice.”

For information about upcoming ASA gems and jewelry events or educational offerings, including the Advanced Gemological Appraisal course to be held July 2-13, 2018 in Shanghai, China, or ID of Synthetic Diamonds with Portable Instruments webinar to be held July 18, 2018 from 12:30pm – 3:30pm ET, visit or call (800) 272-8258.

To learn more about the Society’s Accredited Senior Appraiser or Master Gemologist Appraiser credentialing programs, or to hire credentialed professionals visit or call (800) 272-8258.