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November 2006

The Manhattan Chapter is proud to present a great event -

                                                           Eric Hoffman

               Understanding Old Chinese Jades

Every GIA member is knowledgeable about jadeite, the type of jade usually seen in jewelry. But nephrite jade-- the remarkable material carved by the Chinese for over 5000 years-- is not as widely known. Mr. Hoffman's illustrated talk will help answer the essential questions about old Chinese jades:

                                   1) Is it true jade or one of the many pseudo-jades?
                                   2) Is the carving Chinese?
                                   3) The most difficult question of all-- is it as old as the seller claims?

Date: November 15, 2006           Time: 6:00 - 6:30 PM Networking!
            Wednesday                                   6:30 - 7:30 PM Dinner   
                                                                    7:30 - 9:00 PM Lecture    
Place: Bruno Ristorante Italiano, 240 East 58th Street, between 2nd & 3rd Avenues

Please mail your non-refundable fee of:                          $44 for members
No credit cards, please. Attendance                               $40 for students
without reservations will require cash at                          $50 for non-members
the door, based on space availability.

Reservations not honored without payment due to no-shows. No-shows means
payment for meals ordered!

Reservations must be in by Monday, November 13, 2006

To: Gail Brett Levine, GG             or              Maria Barca , GIA Education
       Secretary-Treasurer                                 2nd Floor, 270 Madison Avenue
P.O.Box 7683                                      
        Rego Park, N.Y. 11374                                      

Note: Calendar of events and more on the Manhattan Chapter's own website!


SPECIAL NOTICE: Grateful appreciation to Gail Brett Levine for her generous donations to the October meeting. It brought us closer towards the 2006 effort to raise funds for the Eunice Miles Scholarship Fund.

GIA Alumni Association members will earn 4-carat points for attending this meeting. Check out the website @ and click on Alumni.