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Bergman to Discuss Opal for GIA Thailand

Jun 16, 2010 7:18 PM   By Jeff Miller
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RAPAPORT... The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Thailand will host a lecture titled “Opal, Still the Queen of Gems” by Jeffery Bergman, the director and founder of Primagem, on June 30, 2010 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Bangkok.

Bergman is a U.S. gemstone dealer with 40 years of experience in mining, cutting, wholesaling and retailing gemstones and fine jewelry. He cut his first gemstone at the age of 14, which started a career that has taken him to more than 50 countries and every continent except for Antarctica.

Bergman’s lecture will address the following topics as they pertain to opal:
•History and mythology;
•“Play of Color”;
•Different types and origins;
•Cutting styles; and
•Imitations and synthetics.

He will end his presentation with a quiz and reward correct answers with genuine opal pieces. GIA Thailand’s 35th Gemstone Gathering is a free event that begins at 6 p.m. on June 30 in Pacific Rooms 1 through 3 on the 21st floor of the Pan Pacific Bangkok Hotel.

Due to limited seating, an RSVP must be received by June 29 to the GIA Laboratory Bangkok at 02.632.4090 or the GIA Thailand Campus at 02.237.9575.

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