Snapshots From AGS Conclave in Washington, D.C., and VicenzaOro Dubai 2016



Members of the American Gem Society flocked to Washington, D.C., April 13–16 for the 78th annual Conclave, where speeches, seminars, and patriot games ensued. Meanwhile, VicenzaOro Dubai, aka VOD, returned to Dubai April 14–17 for its second annual gold and diamond extravaganza.

CONCLAVE 
(Above) Marcus Luttrell, a former U.S. Navy SEAL and coauthor of the best seller Lone Survivor, regaled the audience during his keynote address.
 

CONCLAVE 
(Inset) Reed Exhibitions’ Hannah Connorton (third from left), Sarin Bachmann, and Yancy Weinrich give a standing ovation to Marcus Luttrell.

 

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CONCLAVE 
Emcee and closing keynote speaker Joel Zeff

 

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CONCLAVE 
Ben Bridge Jeweler’s Anna Samsonova and Lisa Bridge present the Young Titleholder Award to the NEI Group’s Marc Nanasi.

 

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CONCLAVE 
AGS CEO and 2016 Shipley Award winner Ruth Batson with husband Chuck McCluer and their kids Sunny and Chas McCluer and Tyler Bennet

 

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CONCLAVE 
GIA’s Bev Hori, retailer Cathy Calhoun, Mercury Ring’s Phyllis Bergman, and GIA’s Anna Martin at the All American–themed President’s Party

 

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CONCLAVE 
Fashion show model adorned in a suite of blue and pink sapphire jewelry from AG Gems

 

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CONCLAVE 
The good times rolled at the All-American President’s Party.

 

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CONCLAVE 
The crew from Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry: Amy Echols, Leslie Berg, new AGS Board of Directors president Scott Berg, Brenda Berg, and Lee Berg

 

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VOD 
Fiera di Vicenza managing director Corrado Facco and president Matteo Marzotto

 

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VOD 
A buyer from the Middle East inspects the show’s offerings.

 

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VOD 
The show, a joint venture between DV Global Link and the Dubai World Trade Centre, took place at the latter’s complex on Sheikh Zayed Road.

 

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VOD 
Paola De Luca, creative director of Trendvision Jewellery+Forecasting, Fiera di Vicenza’s trend forecasting arm, presents the 2017 mega trends.

 

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VOD 
A model shows off jewelry from Mumbai’s Bapalal Keshavlal during the fair’s catwalk event.

 

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VOD 
Designer Roberto Coin awards the Jewellery Celebration Award to Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre.