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Sourcing Gems and Diamonds

Venue : voco® Brisbane City Centre 85-87 North Quay, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia.

New international ‘trade-technical’ conference that exposes current trade problems and offers solutions through lectures and workshops using standard and advanced affordable instruments.

The conference will be held over four (4) days with a mixture of workshops and one (1) full day of speakers.

Five (5) workshops on the identification of :

  • opals
  • laboratory-grown and treated diamonds
  • jade
  • country of origin and treatments of rubies, sapphires and emeralds
  • antique jewellery

Kym Hughes is the president of the National Council of Jewellery Valuers (NCJV), and past president of the Gemmological Association of Australian (GAA). Her rigorous appraisal process  is support by sophisticated analytical equipment which can accurately test the origin, type and treatments of gems at Symmetry’s sister company, Spectra Gem Laboratory, one of the best equipped gem analytical laboratories in Australia.

Intermediate to advanced workshop: ‘Opal identification, quality and value’

Dr Dominic Mok, the founder and current principal of the Asian Gemmological Institute & Laboratory Limited (AGIL), has 45 years of experience in the jewellery trade and is both a professional geologist and Accredited Gemmologist (Expert). He specialises in Fei Cui/jadeite jade testing, diamond grading and coloured gemstone testing, utilising advanced, high-tech instruments. Dr Dominic Mok has profound expertise in the identification, classification and valuation of Fei Cui / jadeite jade.

Intermediate workshop: “Contemporary Fei Cui/jadeite testing and appreciation”

Advanced workshop: “Quality and Valuation of Fei Cui / Jadeite Jade

Branko Deljanin is president at CGL Canadian Gemlab in Vancouver. He is a research gemologist with extensive experience in advanced testing of diamonds and gemstones to determine origin of colour. Branko is instructor of “Advanced Gemology” programs on diamonds and gems offered in 17 countries and founder of “BrankoGems On-line Diamond and Gemstone Academy”.

Intermediate workshop: “Identification and grading of coloured diamonds”

Advanced workshop: “Identification of natural, treated and laboratory-grown diamonds”

Dr. Kiefert studied mineralogy at the Mineralogical Institute of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. In 1994, she joined the SSEF Swiss Gem Institute where she became director of the coloured stones department. In 2005, Dr. Kiefert moved to New York to head the AGTA Gemmological Testing Center as laboratory director, returned to Europe to join the Gubelin Gem Lab as chief gemmologist in 2009 to 2020 .

Intermediate to advanced workshop: “Possibilities and limitations of treatment and origin determination of major gemstones”

and MORE!

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