GIAAA to offer seminar on cut grades at MIDAS Show

The Lone Star Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association is sponsoring an all-day seminar titled, “Diamond Cut Grade: Comparisons & Pricing for the Jewelry Industry,” a day before the Southwest MIDAS TEXAN Fine Jewelry Show begins.

The seminar will take place on Sept. 8 at the Gaylord TEXAN Resort & Convention Center located in Grapevine, Texas (near DFW airport), where the Midas show will be held.

Seminar speakers will include James Shigley, GIA director of research, Al Gilbertson, GIA research associate), Peter Yantzer, executive director of the American Gem Society Lab, and Richard Drucker, editor and publisher of The Guide.

The seminar is open to anyone. The seminar fee of $125 includes lunch. For registration information, visit the Lone Star GIAAA’s Web site at www.lonestargia.com. Any questions should be directed to Richard Hirsh at 214-739-4848, or Margaret Gronberg at 214-369-5361.

A special room rate is being offered at the Gaylord TEXAN Resort & Convention Center for rooms booked under the MIDAS TEXAN block. A $50.00 discount will be issued at the time of checkout for rooms booked under the MIDAS TEXAN block. To make a reservation, contact the hotel at 866-782-7897 and book the room under the MIDAS TEXAN block.