We are very happy and proud to announce mr John I. Koivula as a speakers at the Scandinavian Gem Symposium! Mr Koivula is well known in the gemological world and will give a speech on unique and beautiful inclusions in gemstones.
John I. Koivula
John Koivula joined the GIA in 1976. He has spent more than fifty years studying and photographing the microworld of gemstones, and has published more than 800 articles and notes on gemstone inclusions and related topics. John is a contributor to several books including the American Geological Institutes Glossary of Geology, Robert Webster’s Gems, Geologica, a book on crustal landforms, and the GIA’s Diamond Dictionary. Mr. Koivula is co-author with Dr. E. Gübelin of the Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, and the author of The MicroWorld of Diamonds. John holds university degrees in geology and chemistry, the gemological credentials: G.G., C.G., F.G.A., was awarded fellowship in the Royal Microscopical Society, and also serves on the executive board of the International Gemmological Conference group (IGC). He is an honorary life member of the Finnish Gemmological Society and the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, and was named as one of the 64 most influential people of the 20th century in the jewelry industry by Jewelers’ Circular Keystone Magazine. His awards include GIA’s Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement, the Robert M. Shipley and Richard T. Liddicoat awards from the American Gem Society, the Scholarship Foundation Award from the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and the Antonio C. Bonanno Award for excellence in gemology by the international Accredited Gemologists Association. He previously worked for Cominco American as an exploration field geologist, and is currently the analytical microscopist at the Gemological Institute of America, headquartered in Carlsbad, California.