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Thursday, September 12, 2019

WJA San Diego | Jewelry Night Out 2019

Start Date: 9/12/2019 6:00 PM PDT
End Date: 9/12/2019 8:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: Arterra Del Mar

11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, CA  United States  92130

Organization Name: WJA San Diego

Julia Popovich
Phone: 760-889-8016

Jewelry Night Out
For one night only, the Women's Jewelry Association brings together designers, retailers, editors, marketers, appraisers, salespeople, manufacturers and members of industry organizations to share in their passion for the work they do all year long. Networking is our mainstay and this night is our shining moment across the nation and around the world.

Members: $30 in advance | $40 at the door
Non-Members: $40 in advance | $50 at the door
To order, click on the buttons to the right. Tickets are non-refundable.

Join or Renew online at time of ticket purchase. New members receive a 25% discount and renewals receive a 10% discount.
1. You can only join or renew for the individual who is logged in at the time of purchase.
2. You must check the checkbox at the top right of the first screen during the checkout process.
3. Use the following promo codes based on your level of membership when you check out:
            JNO19NEW - New professional member
            JNO19RENEW - Professional renewal

To register and join/renew memberships for groups of 2 or more, learn more about corporate membership, or to take advantage of free membership for new students, please call WJA Headquarters at 845-473-7324 or email



Join WJA San Diego for our annual hit event: Jewelry Night Out! This is the biggest night of the year for the Women's Jewelry Association, as dozens of chapters around the country celebrate and network on one special evening.

This year, join us on the beautiful terrace of Arterra Restaurant & Lounge in Del Mar. Take advantage of fantastic networking opportunities while browsing a specially curated photomicrography art exhibit and enjoying great food & drinks. Plus, featured speakers will present on this year's theme: Mine to Market.

And as always, JNO offers once-a-year discounts on membership renewals as well as new memberships!
Jewelry Night Out is a can't-miss event, and we welcome everyone in the San Diego jewelry community to join us: familiar faces, new faces, and those we haven't seen in a while!

Art Show
This year we're hosting a special art show featuring photomicrography fine art prints by SoCal photographers Danny J. Sánchez and Nathan Renfro.

We are thrilled to have presentations from Lisa Slovis Mandel, Nathan Renfro, and Rebecca Boyajian on the topic of Mine to Market.

Read more about all our special guests below!

Thursday, September 12th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Arterra Restaurant & Lounge - Del Mar
11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130
Members: $30 in advance ($40 at the door)
Non-Members: $40 in advance ($50 at the door)
Validated parking included.

Cocktail attire is recommended.
Lisa Slovis Mandel is a nationally recognized metalsmith, jeweler, and teacher. Lisa creates many forms of metalwork from custom jewelry to architectural elements for the home and business.  She has exhibited in galleries, museums, and at shows across the country, received a SNAG Educational Endowment Grant, and several Niche Awards and authored the book “Pewter Study.  Lisa has been on the WJA San Diego board for over 17 years and is currently the WJA National Scholarship Chairperson.  She presently resides in San Diego, California with her husband David and their boys, Jacob and Gideon.  Lisa teaches Metalsmithing at Palomar College and Southwestern College along with teaching workshops at various locations and privately at her studio. She received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1995 and her MFA at San Diego State University in 1998.

Nathan Renfro, a native of western North Carolina, developed an interest in minerals during his late teens, which was sparked by his grandfather’s rock collection. In 2006 he completed his undergraduate studies in geology and then went on to enroll at GIA for the resident Graduate Gemologist (GG) program as a recipient of the William Goldberg Diamond Corporation scholarship. Mr. Renfro also completed his FGA in 2014.
After finishing the Graduate Gemologist program at GIA, he was hired by the GIA laboratory as a diamond grader and soon transferred to the Gem Identification department in 2008. Since then, Mr. Renfro has authored or co-authored more than one hundred gemological articles and lectured to several gem and mineral groups throughout the Unites States. His primary areas of gemological interest are photomicrography and identification of inclusions, gemstone cutting and defect chemistry of corundum. Mr. Renfro is currently the Manager of the gem identification department in Carlsbad, CA and also is a microscopist in the Inclusion Research Department. Mr. Renfro is the editor of G&G’s Microworld quarterly column which is published in the journal Gems and Gemology, where he is also a member of the editorial review board.

Rebecca Boyajian is a Brand Ambassador with an over 10-year career in the Fine Jewelry and Gemstone market. Rebecca is a luxury retail manager with strong emphasis on client experience, customer retention, and presentation of brand. She is immediate Past-President of the Women’s Jewelry Association San Diego Chapter.?

Framing the spaces between the known and the unknown, Danny J. Sánchez subverts scale and perspective to expose whole worlds in infinitesimal expanses. In mere millimeters, Sánchez conveys the vastness of the universe; Nature, laid bare, in its incalculable cognizance.

Danny is a Los Angeles based gemologist and artist, specializing in photomicrography. He’s a graduate of the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California and is self-taught in the art of photomicrography.
Initially inspired by the Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones by Eduard Gübelin and John Koivula, Danny’s images are thoughtfully created, leveraging his gemological knowledge through meticulously-tuned photography tools. His exhibitions include Art Basel Miami and publications include Wired, Vice and Smithsonian Magazine.

Look for his work in the upcoming Cartier High Jewelry Collection: Magnitude

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Closed: 9/11/2019 11:59 PM

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