REVERE ACADEMY EXPANDS GEMOLOGY PROGRAM The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, Cal., has added a class on "Detecting Treated Diamonds" to its gemology program. The one-day class teaches participants how to use standard gemological instruments to evaluate a diamond's authenticity and determine if it's treated, fracture filled, laser drilled, synthetic or a look-alike. The academy also offers two other classes in its gem program: "Gem Identification" and "Diamond Grading." All of the school's classes are short and intensive. The gem program is headed by Cortney Balzan, a nationally recognized expert and speaker who is a Graduate Gemologist and Master Gemologist Appraiser. "The academy's gemology [program] is ideal for the working professional who has a hard time getting away from the store," says Balzan. Most classes are held over a long weekend, so participants can f

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