GCAL, AGL To Sponsor New York State Jewelers Association Annual Awards Dinner
NEW YORK, NY ― July 24, 2007 ― American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) and Gem
Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL) are Platinum Level Sponsors of this year’s New York
State Jewelers Association (NYSJA) Annual Awards Dinner, to be held on July 28, at the
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th St., in New York City.
AGL and GCAL are sponsoring the Evening Cocktails and Silent Auction portion of the event.
The labs have donated an autographed Mickey Mantle baseball for the auction, authenticated
by Collectors Universe, parent company of AGL and GCAL, in keeping with their focus on thirdparty
certification and authentication.
Michael R. Haynes, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Collectors Universe Inc., will serve
as auctioneer for the Silent Auction. An expert auctioneer, Mr. Haynes has more than 20 years
of experience in managing both public and private companies engaged in the business of selling
collectibles at auction, retail and wholesale. Mr. Haynes also was one of the co-founding board
members of the Industry Council for Tangible Assets, a Washington, D.C. trade association for
dealers and auctioneers of tangible and collectible assets.
“NYSJA is grateful for the support of the GCAL and AGL labs for our Awards Dinner this year,”
said Joel Kopel, NYSJA President. “The Awards Dinner is held to help fund our new scholarship
program as well as the Educational Area meetings for our members. If not for the generosity of
GCAL and AGL, we would not be able to offer additional scholarships to our membership.”
“We fully support the New York State Jewelers Association and the educational programs and
other benefits it provides to its members,” said Don Palmieri, President of GCAL. “Sponsoring
their Annual Awards Dinner is a perfect way for us to help NYSJA expand its scholarship
program to assist aspiring jewelry students in pursuing a career in the jewelry industry.”
About American Gemological Laboratories
American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) is a subsidiary of Collectors Universe, Inc., a
NASDAQ Global Markets traded company (CLCT NASDAQ listed). AGL has been a pioneer as
the first gemological laboratory to offer colored stone grading reports and comprehensive
gemological origin reports (www.aglgemlab.com). AGL also is the Official Colored Gemstone
Laboratory of the Fine Jewelry CEO Summit, JCK - Las Vegas and JCK Invitational show, and
Couture 2007, as well as the official North American Laboratory of the International Colored
Gemstone Association (ICA) and the 2007 Platinum Sponsor of the ICA World Congress in
Dubai. AGL also is the Oasis Lounge sponsor of the Premiere, Prestige Promenade and Luxury
by JCK shows.
About Gem Certification and Assurance Lab
Gem Certification & Assurance Lab (GCAL) is a subsidiary of Collectors Universe, Inc., a
NASDAQ Global Markets traded company (CLCT NASDAQ listed). GCAL provides guaranteed
diamond certification with bundled services including Gemprint and direct light performance
analysis as well as SourceVeritas and Ideal Cut certificates (www.gemfacts.com). GCAL is the
Official Diamond Laboratory of the International Colored Gemstone Association for North
America, Fine Jewelry CEO Summit, JCK – Las Vegas, JCK Invitational show, Couture 2007,
and the JA New York Shows. GCAL also is the Oasis Lounge sponsor of the Premiere, Prestige
Promenade and Luxury by JCK shows.
About New York State Jewelers Association
The New York State Jewelers Association (NYSJA) was formed in 1909 to foster, promote and
protect the welfare of the jewelers in New York State. With over 700 members from Montauk to
Buffalo, NYSJA represents the top retailers, designers, suppliers and manufacturers in the
jewelry capital of the world – New York (www.newyorkjewelers.org).
C.R. “Cap” Beesley
American Gemological Laboratories
Gem Certification & Assurance Lab