April 18, 2017
April Speaker: Renée Newman, Pearls: Types, Qualities, Sources, Treatments and Jewelry Styles
April Speaker: Renée Newman will speak on how to judge a pearl. After receiving a graduate gemologist diploma from the GIA, Renée was hired as a gemologist at Josam Diamond Trading Corporation in downtown Los Angeles. Because of her continual exposure to a wide variety of pearls, Renée decided to write the Pearl Buying Guide in 1992. It was the first book to provide detailed information on evaluating the quality of Akoya, South Sea and freshwater pearls. She has spent the past 25 years writing gem and jewelry books and doing continual research in order to keep her books updated. The publication date of the new Sixth edition of her pearl book is February 2017. Read more.....
April 18, 2017 @ 7:00pm Social Half-hour. 7:30pm Meeting begins.
This meeting will be held at Courtyard Marriott, 5555 Shellmound, Emeryville, CA 94605. Map.