Friday, March 23, 2018


Vancouver Conference & Graduation 2016


Announcing Eric Fritz will be speaking at the Vancouver Conference on October 29, 2016.  

  Eric Fritz holds a bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A lifelong collector in Natural history, gems, minerals and shells and fossils, led to a second career in gemomology.  His science background fostered his specialty organic gemstones, primarily pearls.

 Eric's passion is saltwater pearls, especially natural ones from shellfish other than oysters. Eric obtained his graduate gemmology degree from Gem'A, Fellow of the Gemmological Association and is currently working on Graduate Diamonds. He is Manager for North America for Gem-A and resides in Tucson, Arizona. 
Pearls can be one of the most confusing subjects in gemmology ...natural, cultured, treated? We will look at the origins of natural pearls as ornaments and then brielfy look at cultured, treated and how to tell them all apart or can we?

 Click on this link  for the  Registration form for this special day.  All conference registration is done through the CGA office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information please visit our confernce page