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



                                                                              Presented by

Sindi Schloss, GIA GG


Not only are beads the first form of jewelry, having accompanied humans since we lived in caves, but valuable cultural heirlooms which have become highly collectible.  As prices for older beads increase annually, witnessed by prices at auction, beads have skyrocketed into collectible status.  As jewelers, artisans and appraisers, we must be able to recognize these items and provide our clients correct information.

Join Sindi for a fascinating overview of the history of human adornment, as well as factors which help us to identify, categorize and determine value for collectible beads.  Her newly released and invaluable reference book Beads: A Reference and Price Guide will be available for purchase.

Bring your loupe.


Date: Thursdsay, August 16th 2018  


Time: 5-6 PM Sandwiches & Sodas, 6-7 PM Lecture


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


Cost:  $25   Limited to 50.  Prepaid Only!  No walk-ins!  If you are not on the security list by the RSVP date of August 9th, you cannot attend. This is 7 days before the event!! All attendees must bring their government issue identification (driver 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 Thursday, August 9th, 2018 – Checks made out to:   GIA-AA-NY. No credit cards. Please do NOT reserve through FaceBook!


Payment: Send to: Gail B. Levine, G.G., P.O. Box 18, Rego Park, NY 11374  718.897.7305

Grateful appreciation to Richard Drucker for his generous donation and the GIA Alumni Association at the July meeting. It contributed toward the 2018 effort for the Eunice Miles Scholarship Fund. Calendar of events and more on the Manhattan Chapter's new and improve website.



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