Events & Awards

NAJA’s Mid-Year ‘Ace It’ Conference To Be Held Virtually This Month

Events & AwardsSep 20, 2021

NAJA’s Mid-Year ‘Ace It’ Conference To Be Held Virtually This Month

It will be live streamed on Sept. 25 and 26.

Rego Park, N.Y.—This year, the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers will hold its mid-year "Ace It" education conference virtually.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Delta variant, all NAJA programs and exhibitions have been cancelled for August, the organization said, opting instead to keep membership informed and together with a short-but-intensive conference.

The virtual event will live stream on Sept. 25 and 26.

Education sessions on the first day are as follows.
--“Pearls in the Time of Pandemic,” Betty Sue King;
--“How to Really Read Gem Lab Reports,” Cigdem Lule;
--Noble Metal Testing 101, or “What’s It Made of Anyhow?’” Gary Smith; and
--“Stressed:  How Supply Shortages have Fundamentality Changed Gem Prices,” Stuart Robertson.

The following day will continue with the below education sessions.
--“Research:  Practices and Pitfalls,” Deborah Finleon;
--“Appraisals and Giant Gem Materials,” Dave Atlas;
--“Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out: Style and Influential Jewelers in the 1960s and 1970s,” Duncan Parker; and
--“Actual Cash Value Demystified,” Bill Hoefer.

NAJA members pay $75 per day to register for the event, and the cost is $125 per day for non-members. Both can choose to attend one day or two.   

Visit for all the information or to register. 

For further information, contact NAJA Executive Director Gail Brett Levine at 718-896-1536 or  
Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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