Manhattan Chapter of the GIA Alumni
Manhattan Chapter of the GIA Alumni


The World's Opals


Travis Lejman, GIA GG, FGA


Renowned New York City's jewelry appraiser and gemologist, Travis Lejman, will talk to us about his favorite playfully colored gemstone, Opal. Travis has continued Dr.

Paul Downing's work in opal grading and has presented past workshops with he NAJA on opals. He will go over brief grading techniques on opal grading and show us a variety of opals from around the world, from Lightning Ridge to Mexico to Ethiopia.


Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019  


Time: 6:00 PM Cash Bar & Networking

           6:30 PM Dinner

           7:30 PM Lecture


Place: Connolly’s, 14 East 47th Street (between Madison/Fifth Avenues)


Cost:  Please mail your non-refundable fee of $54 Students and Members, $59   Non-

           members. No credit cards, please. As the Manhattan Chapter has a contractual 

           obligation with Connolly's, no refunds can be made. Attendance without

           reservations will require  cash or check at the door, based on space availability.

           Limited to 50. As a courtesy to our alumni and the speaker there will be no

           admittance after 7PM.


RSVP: Reservations must be in by Monday, March 18th, 2019 – Checks made out                         to:   GIA-AA-NY.  Please do NOT reserve through FaceBook!


Payment: Please mail your non-refundable fee to: Gail B. Levine, G.G., P.O.Box 18                 Rego Park, NY  11374  718.897.7305


The Chapter would like to thank Seth Holehouse for his raffle item.

 It contributed toward the 2019 effort for the Eunice Miles Scholarship Fund.

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