New GIA Lab Classes Offered at AGS Conclave 2010

The American Gem Society announced Monday the 2010 AGS Conclave is offering seven hours of hands-on GIA Lab classes and three lectures designed to not only further enrich the gemological and business skills of the AGS membership, but to provide practical tools that can help revolutionize their business.

Three classes will focus on the different treatment processes used in gemology. Andrew Lucas, C.G. and GIA’s Course Development’s Product Manager of Gemology will teach all three of the classes. Previous gemological experience is recommended, and registration is limited.

John Koivula, C.G., Chief Gemologist at GIA, will teach the the Certified Gemologist’s Clinic; registration is required and class size is limited.

Robert Weldon, Manager, Photography & Visual Communications at GIA will give two lectures designed to help AGS members sell more jewelry.

Boston: The Birthplace of the American Round Brilliant, a lecture given by Al Gilbertson, G.G. and a valued member of GIA’s Research Department, tells the unique story of how diamonds evolved into the modern round brilliant. The session gives context to the world’s most popular cut diamond, allowing participants to add some history and romance to their sales presentations.

To view the complete 2010 Conclave registration catalogue for session information and bios of class leaders and lecturers, visit:

The American Gem Society Conclave will be held April 21-24 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston. For additional information about Conclave, please contact Jennifer Dennis at (866) 805.6500 x1031.