Saturday, April 16 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Hot Topics: Diamond Reports/Docs — What's the Solution?

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This interactive discussion is a perfect follow-up to the earlier Diamond Update panel. Our industry has developed a reliance and need for accurate diamond grading reports. Inaccurate reports and industry scandals at the retail and lab levels have rocked our industry. Are we in need of universal standards or non-human grading? Are synthetic diamonds being accurately identified?

Join and participate in this discussion with your peers and industry experts as we consider the role and future of diamond documents in the retail jewelry store.

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Terry Chandler

President & CEO, Diamond Council of America
Terry’s forty-year retail jewelry career began as a trainee for what was then a small family-owned chain of four jewelry stores Michelson Jewelers. He was a store manager, supervisor, Senior Vice President, and partner, in the chain that grew to twelve stores.Terry has been involved... Read More →
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Nick Failla

President, Collected Concepts
Nick’s experience as a space pilot, star fighter, and rebel commander, has given him the ability to be successful in the marketing field and an excellent public speaker. Spreading his knowledge of Internet marketing, sales training, social advertising, special events, guerrilla... Read More →

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Dr. Katrien De Corte

Chief Officer & Graduate Club, HRD Antwerp
In 1994, Dr. Katrien De Corte earned her master’s degree in Geology at the University of Ghent, where she presented a graduate research and master thesis on the identification and physical characteristics of beads from a Roman archaeological site in the United Arab Emirates. Based... Read More →
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Russell Shor

Sr. Industry Analyst, Gemological Institute of America
In his capacity as senior industry analyst, Russell Shor writes analyses of the complex political and economic issues facing today’s gemstone and jewelry industries. He is part of the Public relations team and has authored a number of articles for Gems & Gemology, GIA’s award-winning... Read More →

Saturday April 16, 2016 3:45pm - 5:00pm CDT
Room 305

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