The 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.