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Wednesday, May 3 • 10:30am - 11:30am
DVIs: Protect Your Business, Your Customers, and Your Profits

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If you have questions about diamond verification instruments (DVIs), you won't want to miss this session! Join us as our panel discusses technology, Project Assure 2.0, what to expect from the middle market, plus legal advice/responsibility and why you need it.

We'll break it down into four categories:
  • Purchase of inventory from reputable vendors
  • Buying over the counter/off the street
  • Appraisals
  • Repairs

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Matt Schamroth

M. Schamroth & Sons
A fourth-generation diamantaire, Matthew Schamroth, 51, is a partner in M. Schamroth & Sons, of New York. Matthew proudly works alongside his brother, Mitchell, with whom he has worked since 1995.

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David Fisher

De Beers
David Fisher is Principal Scientist at the De Beers Group Research Centre in the UK.  He started work there in 1992 after obtaining his PhD in Physics from the University of Liverpool.  Whilst with De Beers, he has contributed to a range of projects mostly concentrating on research... Read More →
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Michael Richards, CG

V.P., Underwood Jewelers
Michael Richards is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Underwood Jewelers in Jacksonville, FL. Michael is a 30+ year AGS Certified Gemologist, previously served on the AGS BOD and is the immediate past President of the BOD. Michael currently serves on the Executive Committee... Read More →

Raluca Anghel

Head of External Affairs & Industry Relations, Natural Diamond Council/Project Assure
Based in London, Raluca Anghel is the Head of External Affairs and Industry Relations for the Natural Diamond Council. She leads the global external engagement and public affairs agenda, including sustainability issues, oversees the ASSURE Program, and also leads on communication... Read More →
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Ronald VanderLinden

President, Diamex, Inc.
Ronnie began his career in the diamond industry in 1977 working as a diamond sawyer. Ronnie is the immediate past President of the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) and the President of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) and is... Read More →
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Sara Yood

Deputy General Counsel, Jewelers Vigilance Committee
Sara Yood, Senior Counsel at the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), is an attorney admitted in the state of New York with extensive experience in intellectual property law. Sara’s responsibilities at JVC include anti-money laundering compliance, FTC Jewelry Guides compliance, trademark... Read More →

Wednesday May 3, 2023 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Olmsted 1
  Track, Business Management