Last updateWed, 14 Mar 2018 3pm

NAJA announces 2017 scholarship winner

NAJAThe National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) has announced the winner of the 2017 ACE© It Conference Scholarship to attend the 49th Annual ACE© It Winter Educational Conference scheduled on January 28-29, 2018 in Tucson, AZ.  

Ms. Maria E. Clay, Mammoth, AZ,  is the 2017 winner of the annual scholarship. Ms. Clay is a current home study student at the International School of Gemology.  Her jewelry journey began with her involvement in starting a line of bead jewelry in 2011. She has since opened a home based jewelry business. Ms. Clay has completed an in-depth research on requirements to become a gem and jewelry appraiser - from states’ to appraisal organization requirements. She vows to complete her goal of “Future Home of Southern Arizona Appraisal Services!”

The NAJA Scholarship gives a gemology student a first hand experience of networking with appraisal professionals by attending the highly regarded NAJA educational experience during a time when Tucson devotes itself to gems, jewelry, and minerals.  NAJA believes that appraising is a viable career option for students of gemology.

NAJA logoThe National Association of Jewelry Appraisers is the largest membership association specializing exclusively in gem and jewelry appraising and related appraisal issues.  It offers education and networking opportunities with knowledgeable appraisal professionals. For further information on becoming a member of NAJA and attending NAJA’s Tucson education conference, please contact Gail Brett Levine, GG, Executive Director, The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.NAJAappraisers.com.