Conclave 2024
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Wednesday, April 17 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Laboratory-Grown Diamonds – Policies, Procedures, and Pricing: What the Retailer Needs to Know

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In this informative panel session, we will explore the need for in-store policies and procedures regarding laboratory-grown diamonds, what the potential legal considerations are, and how to navigate pricing and the impact of increases in laboratory-grown diamonds in the industry and within your product mix. Also, we will hear real-life examples and applications of policies and procedures from retailers that choose to include laboratory-grown diamonds in their inventory and those that do not. Do not miss this important information as we continue to navigate the natural and laboratory-grown diamond market.

avatar for Joel Hassler, CGA

Joel Hassler, CGA

Owner, Von Hasle Jewelers
Joel started in the industry in 2000, earning his CGA in 2003. In 2018, Joel was chosen as one of the two new CGA Instructors to take over for Cos Altobelli, ECGA. Joel has been a presenter on appraisal and store operations topics at AGS Conclave since 2018. He is a past AGS Board... Read More →

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David Mazer, CG

Director of Sales & Training, Marks Jewelers
I am a 4th generation Jeweler, a Registered Jeweler and Certified Gemologist with the AGS, a Graduate Gemologist earned in residence from the GIA, and a personal property Appraiser specializing in diamonds, jewelry, and fine watches. My experience has privileged me to represent American... Read More →
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John Carter, CGA

President and CEO, Jack Lewis Jewelers
John Carter, CGA is the Owner of Jack Lewis Jewelers in Bloomington, IL. He has served on countless local boards and charitable organizations and worn several hats within the jewelry industry. He is a past President of The American Gem Society Board of Directors, past AGS Conclave... Read More →
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Tiffany Stevens, Esq.

CEO & General Counsel, JVC
Tiffany Stevens is the President and CEO of the JVC, a not-for-profit trade association self-regulating compliance within the jewelry industry. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma and NYU School of Law, Tiffany’s professional career began as an attorney at Paul Hastings LLP... Read More →

Wednesday April 17, 2024 10:45am - 11:45am CDT