Manhattan Chapter GIA Alumni Collective
Manhattan Chapter GIA Alumni Collective

The Manhattan Chapter GIA Alumni Collective Is Proud to Present

Geographic Origin Determination and Inclusions in Gemstones


Virginia Schneider, FGA, and Tyler Smith GG, FGA, of the GIA NY Gem Identification Dept.


Join us for a two-part discussion with gemologist Virginia Schneider and senior gemologist Tyler Smith. Virginia will expand on the role that advanced testing plays in colored stone geographic origin determination with a focus on ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry.) 

Tyler will cover how photomicrographs are captured and what inclusions can tell us about treatments, geographic origin and mineral formation.


DATE:  Wednesday, October 26, 2022 TIME: 5-6 PM Pizza & Sodas  6-7:30 PM Lecture

PLACE:  GIA New York Education, 50 West 47th St. (between 5th and 6th Aves.), 8th Floor

COST:  $30 GIA Alumni and Gem-A members Only!  Limited to 50
.  Prepaid Only!  No walk-ins!   As a courtesy to our alumni and the speakers there will be no admittance after 6 PM. If you are not on the security list by the RSVP date of October 19th, you cannot attend. This is 7 days before the event!! All attendees must bring their government issued identification (driver’s license or passport) to pick up their access card at the building lobby security post area with no exception.  Please come half hour early due to security protocols.
RSVP: Reservations must be in by Wednesday, October 19th, 2022.

Payment: Click here to register via Eventbrite!
Questions: Gail B. Levine, G.G., 718.897.7305 or Merle S. Koblenz 860.927.0179






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