April 20, 2005
AGA Hosts Red and Pink Diamond Event in Vegas
"Diamonds of Natural Origin in Rare Red and Pink Colors Distinguishing Natural-Color From Color-Enhanced" is the topic of the Accredited Gemologists Association's Las Vegas conference, June 3, 2005, 1- 5 p.m. at the Mirage Hotel.
Chris Smith, director of laboratory services at the Gemological Institute of America's New York City lab, and Alex Grizenko, president of Lucent Diamonds, the producer and distributor of the new colored-enhanced red and pink diamonds, will give a presentation on the findings of GIA's recently concluded study.
Smith will present the gemological findings related to color-enhanced diamonds, stressing their unique identifying characteristics and ways to distinguish them from their all-natural counterparts. Grizenko will discuss how they are being produced and the current marketing and distribution plans. Equipment will be set up, and numerous stones will be available courtesy of Lucent Diamonds, so all participants will be able to examine the diamonds and become familiar with their identifying characteristics.
The conference will conclude with a reception. The conference cost is $75 for AGA members and $85 for non-AGA members, if registration is received before May 20; after that date registration is $85 for AGA members and $95 for non-AGA members. For more information or to register, contact Joe DuMouchelle at (313) 300-9166 or go to www.accreditedgemologists.org.