2017 SymposiumPosted by Jan Asplund May 10, 2017 21:40:20

Saturday 17th at Kulturkuben, Värgårdaskolan, Kisa, Sweden.

Open for registration from 8.00

9.00 – 9.15 Welcoming and introduction.

9.15 -10.15 Elise Skalwold, Gemological Curator at Cornell University, New York: From Gemology to Mineral Physics & Back Again Including an Update on a Gem of the Future: Nano-Polycrystalline Diamond (NPD).

10.15-10.45 Richard Drucker, Gemworld: Pricing Color, the Methodology & Challenges.

10.45-11.10 Break

11.10-11.25 Sponsor messages MAGI

11.25 - 12.25 Geoffrey Dominy, World Gem Foundation: The Lost Art of Gem Identification.

12.25-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.00 Jan Asplund, Scandinavian Gem Academy: Pearl Production and early pearl cultivating experimentation in Sweden.

14.00- 15.00 Alan Hodgkinson, President of the Scottish Gemmological Association: Pushing the Refractometer.

15.00-15.30 Break

15.30-16.00 Conny Forsberg, Scandinavian Gem Academy: The story of a crystal showcase

16.00-17.00 Richard Hughes, Lotus Gemology: Dream of the Red Chamber - The Internal World of Ruby

Round-up 17-17.30

(all times are estimations and there might be changes to the program)

20.00 Dinner at Rimforsa Strand Hotel. (Remember to make separate reservation at www.scangem.se)

Sunday 18th Workshops at Rimforsa Strand hotel, Rimforsa.

There will be four workshops to choose from but only possible to participate in two.

Alan Hodgkinson - Visual Optics

Richard Drucker - Colored Gemstone Grading

Conny Forsberg - Shooting Gems

MAGI - Spectrometers for Gemmologists

Session one 10.00 - 12.00

Session two 13.30 - 15.30

Make sure to be on time, especially if there is a special workshop you would like to attend in as there will be a “first come, first served” system for participation in the workshops and a varying number of attendees for each.

Two kinds of tickets available: One-day tickets are for Saturday only while Two-day tickets include both Saturday and Sunday. There are a limited number of two-day tickets!

Make your reservations at www.scangem.se

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