Join us for our monthly meetings the first Tuesday of every month (except July and August) starting at 7:30 at the Workshop in Meadow Mill. Non-members are always welcome! Check out the"Meeting Schedule" Tab for meeting dates and Presenters.

Guild Workshop Location:
Meadow Mill
3600 Clipper Mill Road #116, Baltimore, MD 21211


Classes are also located in the Meadow Mill Workshop in Baltimore City, and our annual Gem Show is typically held in Howard County, Maryland.
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Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, Maryland News

Fall 2014 class schedule is now available HERE
Web registration for Fall 2014 Classes is available HERE
 
NOVEMBER 4TH MEETING

 

November is election month for our state and Guild and also the time when we welcome back the always popular Denise Nel­son as our guest speaker.

 

Denise has worked in the Jewelry trade for 30 years and is the owner of Inner Circle® Fine Jewelry Designs and Appraisals.  She is a Graduate Gemologist and a mem­ber of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers as well as a recipient of the Dia­mond Council of America’s Gem and Diamond Certificates. Denise has contributed to numerous published articles, par­ticipated in Gemological research projects and served as a consultant to retailers, auction houses, marketing firms and private collectors. In addition, she has spoken for numerous professional and private groups including the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) and was Speaker in Residence at the 2008 EFMLS Wildacres Workshop. Travels to major shows and gem mines include those in Brazil, Thailand, Namibia, South Africa, Germany, Canada and the United States.

 

Her talk for our meeting is entitled “Secrets of Pearls and Gems – Gem­stone Enhancements”. You’ll be amazed to learn some of the deceptive and sometimes not so deceptive practices used in the gem trade to make gemstones more attractive and often more valuable for the buying public.

 

Sounds like a fabulous program doesn’t it? If you have any enhanced gem­stones, why not bring them along for Show & Tell?

 

As always, our meeting will begin at 7:30 pm at our studio at Meadow Mill.





Winter Weather Notes

If Baltimore County schools cancel their evening activity our meeting will be canceled. You can obtain this information by tuning to WBAL radio (1090 AM) or most TV stations. You can usually also find the information at wbalttv.com. We'll also try to put out a notice via the Guild's Yahoo Group email list. 

Should a workshop class need to be cancelled, students enrolled in the class will be notified directly by the instructor.