The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) has announced the winner of the ACE© It Conference Scholarship to attend the 35th Annual ACE© It Winter Educational Conference held January 30-31, 2011 in Tucson AZ.
Ms. Caitlin St. John of Kitchener, Canada, is the winner of the annual scholarship. Ms. St. John is a current home study student at the Gemological Institute of America. Her jewelry journey started with her grandparents in western North Carolina hunting for corundum in mountain streams near the town of... Sapphire!
She is currently Manager at John Anthony Jewellers with a rich variety of responsibilities. Ms. St. John observes that “appraisers are curators of prehistory as they consider gemstones through their microscopes and have much to reveal about the human civilizations behind the decorative art of jewelry.”
The NAJA Scholarship gives a gemology student a first hand experience of networking with appraisal professionals by attending the highly regarded NAJA educational experience during a time when Tucson devotes itself to gems, jewelry, and minerals. NAJA believes that appraising is a viable career option for students of gemology.
The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers is the largest membership association specializing exclusively in gem and jewelry appraising and related appraisal issues. It offers education and networking opportunities with knowledgeable appraisal professionals.