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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 and CEO, Diamond Council of America
Terry has been involved in every aspect of the retail jewelry industry, including training, operations, development, management, and, now, distance education and association management. He accepted the full-time role of president and CEO of the Diamond Council in February 2001 and oversees the organization's day-to-day operations at their Nashville, Tenn., offices. | | During his tenure, the Diamond Council has grown from 70 members... 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 marketing, generational marketing, and advertising, Nick is truly the key to intergalactic success. Nick is a proud graduate of Adrian College and began his... 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 on this expertise, the Geology Department of the Royal Museum for Central Africa recruited her to be a scientific collaborator with the department and set up an... 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 quarterly. He  also contributes to various other GIA publications, and works with the GIA’s Education, Research, Development, and... Read More →

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

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