The next Scandinavian Gem Symposium will take place on the 9-10th June 2018. Location will be the same as 2017, Saturday at "Kulturkuben" at Värgårdaskolan in Kisa and Sunday at the hotel Rimforsa Strand.
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.
11.10-11.25 Sponsor messages MAGI
11.25 - 12.25 Geoffrey Dominy, World Gem Foundation: The Lost Art of Gem Identification.
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.
15.30-16.00 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
(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
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