If you missed the Georgia Jewelers Association (GJA) State Convention this fall you missed a great event. Held at beautiful Brasstown Valley Resort in the north Georgia Mountains Sept. 19-21, the weather could not have been more perfect. The event had great turn out, wonderful speakers and fabulous jewelry entered in the 2008 Design Contest. The release of GJA’s 2008-2009 yearbook was timed to coincide with the meeting. A golf tournament in the most splendid of surroundings, and great barbecue cooked and served by the GJA board members rounded out a great opportunity to be inspired, and refresh and renew friendships.