The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) is set to host the educational program at the American Gem Society Conclave on April 26 and 27 with two interactive presentations by its director of education, Tom Gelb. In the Identification of Diamond Treatments and Synthetics seminar, attendees will have the chance to look through microscopes and see what some common treatments and synthetic diamonds look like.
Gelb, who has 20 years of experience in the diamond industry, has evaluated some of the world’s most important stones, including the Hope Diamond. After an extensive career working with the Gemological Institute of America and later managing the grading laboratory at Harry Winston, he founded Gelb Gemological Consulting, which provides gemological and business consulting to both the diamond trade and the public.
“We’re really excited about sponsoring Tom’s seminars at AGS,” Jeff Post, NCDIA president, said in a press release. “Our association’s role is promoting natural color diamonds, which is why it’s important for retailers to be able to distinguish natural from treated or synthetics. We feel that the information Tom will provide is going to give retailers confidence in discussing this important distinction with their customers.”
Gelb will be speaking Friday, April 26 from 3-5 p.m., and Saturday, April 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. Class space is limited. For more information, contact Gino DiGeso at email@example.com.