The American Gem Trade Association will make Scottish gemologist Alan
Hodgkinson an honorary member and recognize longtime Gems & Gemology editor Alice Keller in Tucson, Feb. 1, during the
AGTA’s 30th anniversary event at the Tucson Convention Center.
Hodgkinson, FGA, DGA, is one of the world’s leading gemological lecturers and
authors. He is currently president of the Eastwood Chamber of Trade and
Commerce, and he is working on a book entitled Diamond & Gemstones—A Practical Identification Manual.
Keller recently retired as editor in chief of G&G.
“Both of these individuals are held in high regard by the American Gem Trade
Association and its members,” said Douglas K. Hucker, AGTA CEO, in a statement.
“The information and knowledge they both have shared with our members and
the industry through the years makes them both worthy of recognition by the
The event is open to all registered attendees and exhibitors and will begin at
6:00 p.m. All registered GemFair attendees are invited to attend. For
further information, go to agta.org.