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GIA seminars on synthetic diamonds and diamond treatments announced for August Atlanta Jewelry Show

Atlanta e(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.

Jewelers and students are encouraged to act quickly, as space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. For information and to register, please send an e-mail to Judy Lince at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800-241-0399 or 404-634-3434.

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.   

The Atlanta Jewelry Show is the longest running regional jewelry show in the country, now in its 67th year. The show’s official sponsor and producer, the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association, is the nation’s oldest association for independent jewelry representatives. For information about the Fall show, August 12-14, 2017, and pre-show conference August 11, 2017, visit www.atlantajewelryshow.com, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 800-241-0399 or 404-634-3434.

 


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