Review of the 2016 Symposium on Mindat.

2016 SymposiumPosted by Jan Asplund Oct 19, 2016 17:22:53
While waiting for the next Scandinavian Gem Symposium, here you can read a nice review of the 2016 symposium on Mindat by Joel Dyer: http://www.mindat.org/a/Scandinavian_Gem_Symposium_2016

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Arrival of our speakers!

2016 SymposiumPosted by Jan Asplund Jun 17, 2016 09:09:53
Yesterday, thursday the 15th saw the arrival of the first speaker for the symposium. John Koivula arrived together with is wife Kristi after a long journey from their home in Carlsbad, Californina, where John works as a analytical microscopist at the Gemological Institute of America, GIA.
Today we are picking up Thomas Hainschwang at the airport in Linköping and are expecting Peters Brangulis, Geoffrey Dominy, James Riley, Mikko Åström and Alberto Scarani to show up during the day.
Now were off to Värgårdaskolan in Kisa to make the last practical preparations for the first Scandinavian Gem Symposium!

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Get your symposium tickets before the 1st of June to take part in the lottery of a lifelasting price!

2016 SymposiumPosted by Jan Asplund May 22, 2016 21:51:48
Make your reservations before the 1st of June and you will automatically have the chance of winning a great price that will help you become an even better gemmologist! Every participant who makes reservations for the symposium before the 1st of June takes part in the lottery of the Scandinavian Gem Academys "Diamonds" course!

The winner will be drawn and announced during the symposium.

Reservations are made at: www.scangem.se and you can read more about "Diamonds" and other courses offered by the Scandinavian Gem Academy at their website: www.scandinaviangemacademy.com

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2016 SymposiumPosted by Jan Asplund May 04, 2016 20:39:05
Scandinavian Gem Symposium 18 Juni 2016.

Location: ”Kulturkuben”, Östgötagatan 8 in Kisa, Sweden.

8.00 Open for registration.

9.00 Welcoming and Introduction. Conny Forsberg och Jan Asplund.

9.10 Sweden from Precambrian to modern gemology. Geology, mineralogy, chemistry, history and its importance for development of sciences. - Peter Lyckberg.

9.30 Building trust to gem market: Latvian experience. - Peters Brangulis.

10.00 Advanced Gemmological instruments by MAGI - Alberto Scarani och Mikko Åström.

10.15 Break, coffe, snacks and networking.

10.45 Crystalline Showcases. - John Koivula.

11.45 Commercial vs Precision Cut. - Conny Forsberg.

12.15 Lunch.

13.30 World Gem Foundation - Geoffrey Dominy.

13.50 On the History of the Science of Diamonds. - Jan Asplund.

14.20 The (R)Evolution of Synthetic and Treated Diamonds in the Gem Market: From Single Stones to Melee. - Thomas Hainschwang.

15.20 Break, coffe, snacks and networking.

16.00 Gem Pegmatites, formation, geology-mineralogy-gemology. Some observations from In situ studies on 5 continents. - Peter Lyckberg.

16.45 Round table talks on ethics and fair trade.

17.30 Finish - Conny Forsberg och Jan Asplund.

(Times mentioned are estimations and slighter changes to the program may occur)

Make your reservations at www.scangem.se

Sveriges Gemmologiska Riksförening - www.gemmologiska.se

MAGI – www.gemmoraman.com

World Gem Foundation - www.worldgemfoundation.com

Scandinavian Gem Academy - www.scandinaviangemacademy.com

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