Gemology’s Community College

The Diamond Council of America (DCA) has released its revised Diamontology course. The 21-lesson salute to diamond knowledge is packed with valuable information for sales staffs, including history, quality grading, selling, and security. The text is well-written and includes beautiful illustrations and photographs. While most jewelers may not have heard of the Diamond Council of America, it's been around for more than half a century. The DCA, formerly based in Kansas City, Mo., and now located in Nashville, Tenn., was founded in 1944 as a not-for-profit organization providing education to jewelry sales professionals about diamonds and gems. More than 25,000 retail jewelers have graduated from a DCA course. Today, DCA is represented in 2,000-plus retail jewelry stores and gem suppliers in the United States. Terry Chandler, former owner/partner of Michelson Jewelers in Paducah, Ky., an
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