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ACE™ It Conferences by NAJA slated for August


The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) has announced its 34th Annual Mid-Year Conference to be held in Providence-Warwick, RI, August 14- 17, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick.

The appraisal organization dedicated exclusively to gems and jewelry presents an outstanding program to assist the professional appraiser’s continuing education and an unparalleled networking experience.

This unprecedented four day conference has an overall theme - Antique Jewelry - Facts vs Myths!  Every session is an experience on various aspects of antique and period jewelry - a real  service for appraising gems and jewelry.  This is what every professional gemologist/appraiser needs.

The daily programs are:

Saturday, August 14

  • Twelve Months of Change: The Ups & Downs of the Jewelry Market, Simon Teakle
  • JSI - Jewelry Search Investigators!  Demystifying the Dating of a Jewel, Suzanne Martinez, GG & Tim Spauwen, FGA
  • The Value of Time: The Language and Fundamentals of Evaluating Wristwatches and Pocketwatches, Edward S. Faber
  • When Art Met Metal: Evaluating mid-20th Century Studio Jewelry from Margaret de Patta to Earl Pardon, 1940-1980, Patricia Kiley Faber, GG
  • Dating & Authenticating Through Gems, Rui Galopim de Carvalho, FGA

Sunday, August 15

  • Egypt: Then and Now, Yvonne Markowitz
  • Arts & Crafts vs. Art Nouveau: Similarities & Differences, Elyse Zorn Karlin
  • All You Want to Know About British Hallmarks and More, Danusia Niklewicz, GG & Bill Whetstone
  • A View from the Backside, Peter Shemonsky, GG
  • Advanced Hallmarks - (and you thought you knew it all!), Danusia Niklewicz, GG & Bill Whetstone
  • Period Fashions & The Appropriate Baubles, Mona Miller, GG

Monday,  August 16

  • Etruscan Revival 101, Robert C. Aretz, GG
  • Pimped Out Pocket Watches, Gary Lester, GG
  • Another Feather on the Cap: “Regal Head Ornaments”, Kathrin N. Schoenke, GG
  • Good Marriages, Bad Marriages... What’s an Appraiser to Do?,  Gloria Lieberman

Tuesday August 17

  • A Better Understanding of Precious Metal Content, Dave Atlas, GG
  • Link & Link: an Overview of Chain from Antiquity to the Modern Age, Ann Cahoon
  • Something Old, Something New, Chris Ploof
  • Unveiling the Mystery of Enamel, Richard McMullen

To receive a Conference brochure or for further information and Conference reservations, contact Gail Brett Levine, GG, Executive Director, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers at 718-896-1536,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.NAJAappraisers.com.