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NAJA’s ACE It “Not in Tucson” Conference Virtual and Live Streaming

The live streaming is on January 30 – 31, 2021.




(PRESS RELEASE) The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers announces its 55th Annual Winter ACE It Education Conference held — in your living room — live streaming on January 30 — 31, 2021.

The appraisal organization dedicated exclusively to gems and jewelry presents an outstanding program to assist the professional appraiser’s continuing education during this unprecedented time.

The daily programs are:

  • Saturday, January 30, 2021
    • The Current State of eh Global Jewellery Market Clare Blatherwick, FGA, DGA
    • Value Considerations for Traceable, “Responsibility Sourced” Gemstones and Jewelry Eric Braunwart
    • Navigating the Sea of Conflicting Evidence Jill Burgum, GIA GG, Stuart Robertson, GIA GG
    • Important American Jewelers: Story, Style and Stamp Michael Johnson, GIA GG
  • Sunday, January 31, 2021
    • Melee: The Devil (Or Delight) in the Detail Charles Evans, FGA DGA
    • The Basics of Antique Jewelry Forensics Nicholle Mogavero, GIA GG
    • Trends and Pricing Considerations Spinel, Tourmaline, Aquamarine and Garnet Roland Schluessel, FGA
    • Anatomy of a Lab Report Chris Smith, GIA GG

Due to the Covid Pandemic, all NAJA programs and exhibits was cancelled in Tucson. As a special effort to keep the membership informed and together, we are offering this intense yet shorted conference venue.

To retrieve a conference brochure go to For further information, contact Gail Brett Levine, GG, executive director, National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, 718.896-1536, [email protected],




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