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Appraisal conference in Tucson slated for Feb. 2-3

November 25, 2013

Tucson, Ariz.--The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) has announced the lineup for its 41st annual Winter ACE It Education Conference, to be held in Tucson on Feb. 2 and 3.

NAJA Executive Director Gail Brett Levine will deliver opening remarks at 8 a.m. on both days for the conference, which is taking place in the Maricopa Room of the Tucson Convention Center. The sessions as as follows.

Sunday, Feb. 2
--8:15 a.m., Helen Serras-Herman, “Exotic Common Opals”

--10:15 a.m., Sindi Schloss, “Lions, Tigers and Hairs, Oh My! Exotic Organics in Jewelry”

--1:30 p.m., Edward Boehm, “Gems on the Go: Tips from the Field”

--3 p.m., Tino Hammond, “Gem Photography vs. Reality”

Monday, Feb. 3
--8:15 a.m., Martin Fuller, “The Many Faces of Value”

--10:15 a.m., Patrick Coughlin, “Discovering, Marketing and Branding a Gemstone”

--1:30 p.m., Gary Bowersox , “What it Takes to be a Gem Hunter”

--3 p.m., Arthur Skuratowicz, “How Much is that Bauble in the Window?”

NAJA also is offering the pre-conference Emerald Treatments & Pricing Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 1, to members only. It will address information on identification issues, examination of treated emeralds and major considerations for pricing accurately.

Conference brochures and additional information can be found on the NAJA website, or by contacting Levine at 718-896-1536 or