(ATLANTA, Ga.) - For the first time at the Atlanta Jewelry Show, GIA (the Gemological Institute of America) will offer two seminars focused on identifying synthetic diamonds and diamond treatments. The seminars will be offered on Sunday, August 13 during the Fall Show, held August 12 - 14, 2017 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
“These are hot topics in the jewelry industry today, and we’re excited to offer these seminars to our community of jewelers,” said Cindy Chandler, Director of Education and Sponsorships for the Atlanta Jewelry Show. “We expect to see strong participation from students as well, since synthetic and treated diamonds are becoming more prevalent in our industry. There is potential liability for the retailer that sells treated or synthetic diamond without disclosing it. These sessions from GIA will alert jewelers about what to look for and when testing is needed.”
Identifying Synthetic Diamonds
August 13, 9 - 11 am, Room 102
Information on HPHT and CVD-grown synthetic diamonds, and how to separate them from natural diamonds, will be presented through interactive discussions and a hands-on lab led by a GIA facilitator.
Identifying Diamond Treatments
August 13, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, Room 102
Information on the nature and treatment of diamonds, including laser-drilled, fracture-filled, HPHT, irradiation, and multiple treatment processes, will be provided through interactive discussions and a hands-on lab led by a GIA facilitator.
Attendees will receive a Letter of Attendance from GIA. Registration and nonrefundable prepayment is required. The price is $225 per session when paid by check, or $230 per session when paid by credit card.
GIA an independent nonprofit organization, established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat weight in the early 1950s and in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world.