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Saturday, February 6, 2016

WJA Education at AGTA

Start Date: 2/6/2016 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 2/6/2016 2:00 PM EST

Tucson Convention Center
260 South Church
Tucson, AZ  United States  85701

Bernadette Mack
Phone: 212-687-2722

"Gemstones in the Digital Age: Marketing Colored Gemstones in A Brave New World"

Are you wondering how to connect with gemstone consumers on digital or social media?  Confused about how to tell the story of gemstone origin to your customers?  Bring your questions to a lively, thought-provoking panel of digital media and colored gemstone stars and participate in a discussion that explores how gems present an important opportunity to set your business apart.  

Monica Stephenson, iDazzle
Monica Stephenson is the founder and editor of the award-winning jewelry blog,  She is an industry veteran of over 20 years and brings that inside knowledge in an approachable way to readers of her blog and her followers on social media. Monica is passionate about gemstones and frequently travels to East Africa to visit the mining communities there.  She is the Editor of the Contemporary Jewelry Design Group’s website, and a contributor to jewelry publications such as InStore/InDesign Magazine.

Sia Maravelias is the Director of Quadrum Gallery in Boston, an innovative retail gallery representing an extensive collection of jewelry by the most renowned jewelry artists working today.  Quadrum Gallery connects with their customers through stunning photography on their website and their thousands of Instagram followers.

Jean-Noel Soni is the soul behind Top Notch Faceting based in San Francisco.  Truly exceptional, Jean-Noel’s gems reflect his approach to coaxing the distinctive beauty from each individual gemstone.  This award-winning gemstone faceter has made a name for himself with his non-traditional approach to connecting with retailers, designers and consumers through digital media.

Geoffrey Cooper is the Executive Creative Director of Geoffrey Scott, a designer jewelry line that embodies fine jewelry as an everyday luxury.  Geoffrey designs wearable jewelry around gemstones such as tourmaline, sunstone, and agate in organic outlines.  He believes strongly in both physical retail and digital media, and leverages third party image content to grow his followers into the tens of thousands.