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    OUTSIDE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

    Louis speaks across the country to retail jewelers and appraisers
    about the estate jewelry niche within the jewelry industry.

      AGS Southeastern Guild and Annual Conclave/Conference

      Taken from their website      
      The American Gem Society (AGS) was founded in 1934 by a small group of leading jewelers including the great grandfather of modern gemology, Robert M. Shipley. Their goal was to create an organization that could help protect the jewelry-buying public from fraud, and false advertising.  Today, we’re proud to say, Shipley’s vision has become a reality. Nearly 3,500 jewelers, retailers, suppliers, individual titleholders and affiliates have joined the American Gem Society and have dedicated themselves to:

          • Consumer protection
          • Ethical business practices
          • Development and maintenance of superior gemological skills and knowledge

      NAJA's Annual Conference
      Taken from their website        

      The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is the only appraisal association in the United States that devotes itself solely to the appraisal of gems and jewelry and silver flatware and holloware.  All of our energies focus on these, and only these, subjects which are updated with new information as it becomes available.

      ASA's Master Gemologist Appraiser Course

      Taken from their website        
      The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) is the oldest appraisal society in the United States.  The ASA has been training professional appraisers since its precursor, the American Society of Technical Appraisers, began in 1936. Today, ASA is still the country’s only multidisciplinary appraisal society, giving its members the most solid grounding in the appraisal principles that underlie all classes of property: real, personal, tangible and intangible.

      Jewelry Camp (August 2013)

      Taken from their website  
      For the jewelry professional, and the passionate collector, jewelry knowledge and education is crucial for success in business because the industry as we know it has changed. Different factors are responsible: technology has reshaped how we advertise and purchase, and fluctuations in the global economy have made precious metal prices soar, among other things. So how does this affect the jewelry collector, buyer, and retailer?        

      These are the kinds of issues that Jewelry Camp addresses, bringing you the right education for the real world. The combination of knowledge about the current market with the historical context of antique jewelry pieces gives you the requisite edge to compete in today’s Antique, Estate, and Vintage jewelry markets.

      Alabama and Georgia Jewelers Associations' Annual Convention

      A combined annual convention of the two states' Jeweler Association. Louis conducted a luncheon seminar on how to "spot a fake" at the repair take counter as well as what to look for in estate jewelry.

      SJTA semi annual conference

      Taken from their website  
      The Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA) is the nation’s oldest association for independent jewelry representatives and the official sponsor and producer of the trade-only Atlanta Jewelry Show. The Atlanta Jewelry show has been working with Jewelers from the Southeast region for more than 60 years. That's because with over 500 booths on display, this show is where the independents come to sit down with their local sales representatives in an environment that's relaxed, friendly and over flowing with "Southern Hospitality."

      Model A Restorers Club National Meet (June 2013)

      Taken from their materials  An estimated 800-1,000 attendees will drive to Lexington from all over the US and Canada. This weeklong event is a celebration of the beloved Model A, but also of fashion from the era of 1928 to 1931.

      The SMART Jewelry Show (April 2013)

      Taken from their website  
      The SMART Jewelry Show is a perfect mix of jewelry show and industry conference, seamlessly blending a bustling trade show floor and a world class education program. Now in its fifth year, it:
      Provides great buying opportunities from highly sought-after manufacturers and suppliers
      Has an unsurpassed education program with most sessions located right on the show floor
      Will motivate and pump you up for the road ahead in 2013



 

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