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Register Now... AGA Las Vegas Conference

Friday afternoon, May 31, 2019 at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel

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expanded details on the three topics...


Detecting Heat Treatment Levels in Corundum - Shane McClure (bio)

Learn how low-temperature treatments are now being detected and what to look for at each temperature range for corundum. Mozambique rubies and basaltic blue sapphires are among those being revisited with this new information.

Current Diamond Research - Thomas Hainschwang (bio)

Hear about current results from a major diamond research project, funded in part by an AGA research grant. Learn of the cause of color determination, pre and post-treatment observations and cataloging properties of some of the world's important diamonds.

Synthetic Diamond Detection - Dror Yehuda (bio)

Synthetic diamond detection challenges are increasing. Come learn about the development of the Sherlock Holmes Detector, a tabletop machine that quickly reveals HTHP and CVD synthetics, and most of all, don't miss the hands-on opportunity all attendees will have with "SHERLOCK"! Mr. Yehuda will also provide an update on the state of clarity-enhanced diamonds and their pricing.


Bring your own diamonds! Hands on Diamond Detection

Test natural, synthetic and treated diamonds with these vendors.


*This is the 1st conference in the USA to see this new product.

FTC Update

Due to staff and scheduling issues, the FTC will not be able to send a representative, as previously planned. We will try again for Tucson if member interest is there.

Registration Conference Fees - Available on-line through May 28, 2019
After this date, you may register at the door if seats are available.

Registration Fees*:
AGA & Gem-A Members: $105
Non-Members: $155

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Location: Westin Las Vegas Hotel - 160 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 836-5900 Directions
(Conference will be located in the Bristlecone Room, first floor west.)

Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Times: Check-in: 12:30 pm, Program: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Reception with appetizers & hosted bar: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

*no refunds after 5/21/2019


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