Gemological Science International (GSI) is hosting a series of introductory, jewelry design workshops at the IIJS Show 2019 from February 10-13, at booth ALM027- ALM029. The free workshops will introduce those interested in a possible career in jewelry design to the basic skills of this enormous art in an easy and interesting manner.
In addition to the workshops, GSI will present its latest in-line of services for identifying/detecting synthetic diamonds and diamond testing as well as comprehensively directing the members of trade on different services provided by the organization. Professionals from the organization will also be on hand to discuss the range of laboratory, research, education, and other services provided by GSI to retailers across the globe.
Debbie Azar is an experienced executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries. Her entrepreneurial skills and clarity of vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide.
She began her industry career by starting her own successful costume jewelry business. She then expanded her knowledge of the industry with sales, marketing and business development roles at several companies. In 2005, she joined Mark Gershburg to establish GSI. Ms. Azar is an active member of myriad industry organizations and charities; she currently serves as a Board Member of Jewelers for Children. She is also a Forbes Business Council member.
Her strengths include working directly with retail chains and stores to help build their business and brands. She is widely known in the industry for her commitment to meeting customer needs.