The American Gem Society’s Colorvision/Hue Discrimination test, designed to identify color deficiencies in the examinee’s eyesight, will be offered during the Jewelers of America show in New York later this month.
The test is available to anyone who wishes to have their color perception evaluated. AGS suggests that anyone who routinely evaluates colored gemstones consider being tested and they can benefit from the resulting information. The exam costs $49 for AGS members, and $79 for non-members. Testing is by appointment only, and will take place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in room 4A2, on Sunday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Individuals under age 55 are recommended to be tested every four years and individuals over age 55 are advised to take the test every two years. Regular testing is also required to maintain the CGA title with the AGS. Call Lauri Sullivan at AGS, 702-255-6500, ext. 1034, to schedule an appointment.
Separately, two other AGS presentations to be held during the JA show include “Coaching Your Staff for Success,” presented by Cindy Ramsey, CG, and AGS director of human resources and operations. This will be held Tuesday, July 29, on the show floor, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The second session is “Treat ‘Em Right—Enhance Your Sales with Full Disclosure,” presented by Diane Flora, CGA, and AGS director of education. It will be held Tuesday, July 29 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. on the show floor.