2018 SymposiumPosted by Jan Asplund Feb 06, 2018 20:26:44
During the 2018 symposium you will have the chance to buy your copy of the unique book "Asterism, gems with a Star" and get it signed by the author Martin Steinbach! Maritn is one of our speakers for the 2018 symposium and the massive book, 900 pages in A4 size, is a true one of a kind!
Here is just one of many praising reviews of the book: http://www.palagems.com/gem-news-2017-01#steinbach
Speakers 2018Posted by Jan Asplund Jan 18, 2018 20:06:35
We are happy and proud to present Helen Molesworth
as a speaker for the
Scandinavian Gem Symposium 2018! Helen Molesworth
is the Managing
Director of Gübelin Academy
and Deputy Director of the Gübelin Gem Lab
Helen has a broad commercial, international and academic background in
the jewellery industry. Enchanted by gemstones since childhood, and
specialising in ancient gems at Oxford, Helen moved directly into the
field from University, gaining her FGA with Distinction. She started
her career in the jewellery trade in London, moving into the
international auction houses, and later becoming a Professeur d'Histoire
des Bijoux et Gemmologie while also running her own business in Geneva.
During ten years as a jewellery specialist for Sotheby’s and Christie’s
in London and Geneva, Helen valued, sold and researched many
world-class gems and important collections, including the jewels of HRH
The Princess Margaret, sister of the Queen of England. Helen joined
Gübelin in 2013 to launch and run Gübelin Academy, combining her passion
for gems, jewellery and the sharing of knowledge.
2018 SymposiumPosted by Jan Asplund Jan 18, 2018 20:00:48
Scandinavian Gem Symposium 2018 will start with speeches and presentations at "Kulturkuben" at Värgårdaskolan in Kisa, Sweden, Saturday the 9th of June and continue with workshops at Rimforsa Strand hotel Sunday the 10th.
Speakers 2018Posted by Jan Asplund Jan 18, 2018 19:56:23
Star-sapphire himself, Martin P. Steinbach, from Idar Oberstein in Germany.
Martin Steinbach is a world renowned expert on gemstones with asterism and is
the author of one of the most magnificent gemstone books in modern time, the
impressive 900+ pages "Asterism, Gems with a star" and runs the site
Steinbach graduated in 1982 from the German Gemological Association (DGemG) as
a Gemologist and is a Fellow of the Gemological Association of West Germany
(FGG), and he graduated as an „Accredited Gemologist“ (A.G.) in 1983 with the
“Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences” (AIGS) in Bangkok, Thailand. In 1982
he received a Diploma as a Diamond-Expert with the DGemG in Idar-Oberstein.