The Accredited Gemologists Association (AGA) has announced a new gemological career forum, “What Can You Do with Your Gemology?” The online bi-annual event is designed to showcase the wide variety of applications for a gemological accreditation and the diverse career paths gemologists can consider. The interactive forum is open to anyone interested in gemology, at no cost.
The bi-annual AGA Forums will feature practicing gemologists in a wide variety of professions, who will share insights into their paths to success and answer questions as attendees discover where their gemology might take them. Participants are encouraged to join in and learn more about their opportunities for a gemological career.
AGA invites all gemologists and those considering a career in gemology to register and participate.
The inaugural forum is scheduled for Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10am (PDT) and will include the following gemologists:
- Adrian Smith, FGA is an independent jewelry valuer in Scotland. He is the Founder and Coordinator of the Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers (AIJV) and the Developer and Administrator of Jewellery Appraisers of the World (JAW).
- Stuart Robertson, GG is Vice President and Research Director of Gemworld International where he observes, documents, and analyzes worldwide market trends for diamonds and gemstones. Robertson is the 2011 AGA Bonanno Award Recipient and past president of AGA.
- Jill Burgum, GG is Fine Jewelry Director for Heritage Auctions. Jill’s responsibilities include acquisitions and sales, identifying current and future trends, and outreach for Heritage Auctions.
- Art Samuels, GG started his gemology career after retiring from the U.S. Navy. He now buys and sells high-end estate jewels through EstateBuyers.com and his four fine jewelry stores, located in Florida.
Register online for this event at http://bit.ly/agaforum-2021apr