NAJA offers opportunity for gemology students to attend annual conference

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers is offering an opportunity for national and international gemology students to explore a career in gems and jewelry by offering a scholarship to attend NAJA’s 25th Annual Winter Educational Conference in Tucson Ariz.

The scholarship, which covers the conference fee only, requires a resume, photo and an essay explaining the reason why the gemology student would choose to become a gems and jewelry appraiser. The scholarship is being offered to GIA, FGA, FGAA, FGG, FCGmA students. The conference is scheduled for Jan. 30-31, 2006.

NAJA says this opportunity gives the gemology student a first hand experience of networking with appraisal professionals by attending the educational experience during a time when Tucson devotes itself to gems, jewelry, and minerals.

Applications can be obtained through the NAJA Web site,, or by a faxed request to NAJA headquarters at 718.997.9057. Deadline for submission is Nov. 1 and the final selection by the NAJA Scholarship Advisory Board will be announced Dec. 1.

NAJA is the largest membership association specializing exclusively in gem and jewelry appraising and related appraisal issues. It offers education and networking opportunities with knowledgeable appraisal professionals.