Library Named After Burbank Jeweler Cos Altobelli


At the American Gem Society Conclave in San Francisco, on April 28, Cathy Calhoun, President of the AGS Board of Directors, surprised both the audience and long time jeweler and Certified Gemologist Appraiser, Cos Altobelli, with the announcement that the Society was naming its library in honor of him. Altobelli has spent countless hours educating and mentoring future CGAs.

He donated the proceeds of three books on appraisal education to the Society, was responsible for establishing the first certified appraisal education program in the United States and Canada, and donated a collection of books to the library, as well as numerous mineral specimens and gemstones, which are on display at AGS headquarters in Las Vegas. His attendance at this Conclave was his 42nd continuous appearance at Conclaves, the first of which was in San Francisco as well.


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