JVC to Present Education Panels at JCK & AGA Las Vegas



jvc-logoThe Jewelers Vigilance Committee is participating on education panels at the JCK and American Gemological Laboratories Shows in Las Vegas.

JVC at JCK – Thursday, June 3 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Session 212. "Gemstone Treatment Update" – Cecilia Gardner, JVC’s president, CEO and general counsel, will review jewelers’ obligations to disclose current gemstone treatments to customers. Panelists include: Doug Hucker, AGTA; Jay Lell, J.R. Dunn Jewelers; Shane McClure, GIA. Moderator: Gary Roskin

GENERAL SESSION: "Diamond Dialogue – the Kimberley Process and Consumer Confidence" 12: 30 PM – 1:45 PM

This session, presented by the World Diamond Council, (WDC) will provide an interactive platform to discuss the Kimberley Process with current KP leaders from the three sectors in the KP – government, industry and civil society.

Panelists include Brad Brooks-Rubin, US State Department; Noora Jamsheer of the UN Panel of Experts on Cote D’Ivoire; the NGO community; Eli Izhakoff, President of the WDC; Matt Runci, President, JA and Chairman of the Board, Responsible Jewelry Council; Cecilia L. Gardner, JVC; John Hall, Rio Tinto. Moderated by Dorothee Gizenga, Director, Diamond Development Initiative. Light lunch provided.

JCK seminars are free to attend.

JVC at AGA – Friday, June 4

Red Alert! Composite Rubies – AGA Workshop & Mixer, 2:00 PM. Gemologist Christopher Smith, president of American Gemological Laboratories and Suzan Flamm, JVC Assistant General Counsel, present a low-tech, hands-on workshop to teach industry members to confidently identify and accurately describe composite rubies.

The workshop will be at the Platinum Hotel 211 E. Flamingo Road from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 4th followed by a no host mixer.

For details, visit http://accreditedgemologists.org/2010lasvegas/flyer.php.

 

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