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ICA to Cancel GILC and Tucson Reception

“We are terribly disappointed that our premier Tucson events will not take place this year.”




ICA to Cancel GILC and Tucson Reception

(PRESS RELEASE) The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has made the difficult decision to cancel both its annual Gemological Industry & Laboratory Conference (GILC), and ICA Tucson Reception, due to pandemic-related health concerns. Originally scheduled for Monday, January 31st, the GILC is an indoor members and invitation only event with participants expecting to carry on passionate conversations.

The ICA Tucson Reception, originally scheduled for Wednesday, February 2nd, and attended by over 350 members and guests, is an evening of enthusiastic conversation, music, food, drinks and dancing. Because both events are not suited for Covid protocols, ICA has chosen to cancel both events.

“We are terribly disappointed that our premier Tucson events will not take place this year,” says Gary Roskin, ICA’s CEO. “First and foremost, we want all of our members to stay healthy and safe. We certainly do not want to create a situation that could endanger the health of our family. This may sound clichéd, but better safe than sorry. There’s always next year.”



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Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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