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Past Programs

Past programs of the Tampa Bay Gem & Jewelry Society have covered gemology, jewelry appraising, collectible currency. Many of our meetings include hands-on laboratories. Future meetings already planned will cover jewelry marketing, fine watches, and ancient jewelry.

2017 Programs

Program 1: "Color Grading Diamonds" - Susie Crump G.G. (Graduate Gemologist) and R.M.V.(Registered Master Valuer) will lead a hands-on session"

Program2: "Understanding Brilliance and Luster" - … Or, when you look into a gem, do you see yourself looking back? - Mini hands-on session
Program flyer (PDF, opens in new window)
Wed. July 19, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm

Program: "Mystery Gemstone" - From andalusite to jadeite to cats-eye tourmaline, many different gemstones were passed around for identification
Program flyer (PDF, opens in new window)
Wed. April 19, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm

Program: "Testing gemstone magnetism" - Hands-on session using a neodymium magnetic wand to separate similar gemstones
and
Program: "Twas the Season" - open discussion and show-and-tell about jewelry industry trends
Program flyer (PDF, opens in new window)
Wed. Jan. 11, 2017
6:00-8:00 pm

2016 Programs

Program: "Selling Jewelry Online: Is the Industry Adapting?" - Robin Weber, President, and Nicole Beaudry, Marketing and Vendor Relations, at BillyTheTree.com
Program flyer (PDF, opens in new window)
Wed. October 19, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm

Program: "Working With Luxury Watches" - Rik Dietel (CW21)
Program flyer (PDF, opens in new window)
Wed. July 13, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm

Program: "Zircon or Zirconia? Identifying Gemstones with a High Refractive Index" - Kass Evans
Program flyer (PDF, opens in new window)
Wed. April 27, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm

Program: "Garnets" - Paul Silagi, G.G.
Program flyer (PDF, opens in new window)
Wed. Jan. 20, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm

2015 Programs

Program: “Is Copal a Gemstone?” A hands-on look at how to distinguish between amber, copal, and plastic - Kass Evans
Program flyer (PDF, opens in new window)
Wed. Oct. 14, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm

Program: "American Coins and Coin Jewelry" - Zachary F. Cook
and
Program: "Peridot: The Gem Formerly Known as Topaz (and what was it doing on the moon?)" - Kass Evans
Program flyer (PDF, opens in new window)
Wed. August 26, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm

Program: "Jewelry Appraisal: What are the different types and how can they affect the value?" - Susie Crump
and
Program: "Color Change Gemstones" - Kass Evans
Program flyer (PDF, opens in new window)
Tues. June 9, 2015
6:00-8:00 pm

Tampa Bay Gem and Jewelry Society
Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida
http://TampaBayGemSociety.org
info@tampabaygemsociety.org