The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) has announced the winners of the 2014 Howard Rubin Educational Foundation (HREF) scholarship to attend the World of Gems Conference IV scheduled on September 20-21 in Rosemont, IL.
Ms. Heidi Harders, GG, Chicago, IL and Kathleen Marino, GG, Rochester, MN are the 2014 winners of the first annual scholarship.
Ms. Harders is an accomplished appraiser and member of NAJA since 1996 and shared her excitement, stating, “the World of Gems Conference goes above and beyond.”
Ms. Marino, a novice appraiser who joined NAJA in 2013 commented, “continual education is integral to growing as a gemologist and an appraiser.”
The HREF Scholarship is awarded only to NAJA members - one new appraiser and one experienced appraiser - for continuing education, other than NAJA conferences, relating to gem and jewelry personal property appraising.