Weldon to Present ‘Gemstones of the World’

The Women’s Jewelry Association of San Diego and the Gemological Institute of America Alumni Association will host the lecture, “A Photo-Safari of Gemstones of the World” on Jan. 22 in Carlsbad, Calif. The featured guest speaker will be Robert Weldon, manager of GIA Photography and Visual Communications.

The seminar will provide an overview of which gems will be popular at the upcoming Tucson trade shows in February. Weldon also will share his experiences and photographs from visiting different and far-reaching gemstone localities around the world.

Weldon has more than 17 years experience reporting on and photographing gemstones. His photos have appeared in scores of publications and books. He has traveled to many remote regions that are the sources of highly treasured gemstones; these include Myanmar (Burma), East Africa, India, Thailand, Russia, Sri Lanka, and South America.

This event is scheduled for Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., and will be open to WJA members, non-members, guests, GIA Alumni and students. Cost is $10 for WJA members, GIA Alumni and students; $15 for non-members and/or guests at the door.

To RSVP to this lecture and for more information on WJA San Diego, visit www.wjasd.memberlodge.com.

For more information on a WJA San Diego membership, e-mail Dani Oliver at wjamembership@gmail.com.