Last updateMon, 23 Nov 2015 10pm

NAJA announces 2014 Howard Rubin Educational Foundation scholarship winners

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.  

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers is a membership association specializing exclusively in gem and jewelry appraising and related appraisal issues. The NAJA offers education and networking opportunities with knowledgeable appraisal professionals. For further information about becoming a member of NAJA or NAJA’s 2014 Conference please contact Gail Brett Levine, GG, NAJA Executive Director, at 718-896-1536, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or online at www.NAJAappraisers.com.

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