VJA Convention to be Held in Richmond

The Virginia Jewelers Association will host its annual state convention Sept. 29 and 30 at the Omni Richmond Hotel in Richmond, Va. The event includes an education program, a design contest, museum trips, a golf outing, and games of chance.

The educational program will include presentations from the Gemological Institute of America, American Gem Society, Gem Certification and Assurance Lab and International Gemological Institute. Jewelers Mutual will present, “Appraising for Insurance, What You Need To Know,”and JCK will present “The Vegas Experience.”

Sept. 29 will include an evening where attendees can participate in games of chance, including Texas Hold’em and Blackjack. The black tie optional event also allows attendees to have the opportunity win a 0.5-ct. diamond, donated by D. Poynter & Company. Proceeds from the VJA Casino Night benefit Jewelers for Children.

The main event is $99. Additional charges apply for some of the other events associated with the convention. The Omni Richmond Hotel is located at: 100 South 12th St., Richmond, Va. 23219

For more information, contact VJA at www.virginiajewelers.org; virginiajewelers@comcast.net; 800-852-1022 or 609-693-6221.