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Gem-A Conference 2012 - Seminars & Events




Seminars, Events and Conference
The 2012 International Gemmological Conference will take place on Sunday, November 4th 2012 at the Hotel Russell in Bloomsbury, London, UK.

A full programme of events, seminars and visits has been arranged to coincide with the Conference starting on Saturday November 3rd and continuing until the evening on Tuesday November 6th .

Saturday, November 3

Colour assessment of gemstones with Richard Drucker
A seminar at Gem-A's London headquarters. 
Morning session: 10:30 – 12:30
Afternoon session: 14:30 – 16:30


Sunday, November 4th - The Hotel Russell, Bloomsbury, London

Morning session

HANCO ZWAAN: 'New Emeralds from Brazil'

BEAR WILLIAMS: 'The Bear Facts: Advanced instruments for the smaller lab'

LORE KIEFERT: 'West African Corundum: Gems from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia'

THOMAS HAINSCHWANG: 'The challenge of identifying recent generations of melee-sized synthetic diamonds'

Afternoon session

RICHARD HUGHES: To be announced 

JERRY SISK: 'Expanding the market for coloured gems : the JTV experience'

RON RINGSRUD: 'Emeralds of Colombia; Passion and Profits'

JOANNA WHALLEY: 'Smoke and Mirrors: the Art of Gem-Setting in Renaissance Europe'

Download the entire Conference Brochure here.

About Gem-A
The Gemmological Association of Great Britain, or Gem-A, is the world’s longest established provider of gem and jewellery education. Our Diploma in Gemmology is the direct descendant of the gem course proposed for the UK jewellery trade in 1908. Our prestigious Diplomas in Gemmology and Diamonds, taught around the world, are globally recognized as qualifications of the highest status. Diploma graduates may apply  for election to Fellowship (FGA) or Diamond Membership (DGA) of the Association.
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