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Press Release: Mediterranean Gem, Jewelry Conference Begins June 27

Mar 3, 2015 8:47 AM   By Gem Conference
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Press Release: This is the exciting first in a series of annual Mediterranean conferences taking place in new and exotic locations each year. Lectures will be offered by leading independent laboratory gemologists, appraisers and synthesis experts on a broad range of subjects, but especially on those topics that are most worrisome and challenging to jewelry appraisers, jewelers and gem dealers. The conference is scheduled for June 27 and 28, 2015 in Athens.

Some topics include colored diamonds, pearls, melee and large synthetic diamonds, colored gemstone treatments and values in addition to:
• Production, gemological characteristics and value of Argyle colored diamonds
• Testing and identification of melee synthetic diamonds (loose and jewelry) and pearls
• Update on production of synthetic, HPHT and CVD diamonds and how to identify and value them
• Characteristics of Mozambique rubies compared to Burma’s rubies, impact the term “pigeon’s blood” has on the value of high-quality rubies using examples of important gems at auctions
• Practical workshop organized by CGL GRS Canada on the use of standard (UV lamp, portable polariscope and microscope) and advanced instruments (VIS and Raman spectrometers) in the detection of over 50 synthetic HPHT-grown and CVD-grown and treated (clarity and color) diamonds

Speakers: Dr. Thomas Hainschwang (Lichtenstein), Francesca Peretti (Switzerland), Branko Deljanin (Canada), Wolf Kuehn (Canada), Gail Brett Levine (USA), Fazil Ozen (Turkey), Kym Hughes (Australia) and Dr. Joe C.C. Yuan (Taiwan).

This is a very unique conference for those in the jewelry industry who would like to get the latest information and gain a practical knowledge of gems and diamonds across natural, treated and synthetic environments. The venue is the Divani Palace & Thalasso Hotel, Athens, Greece.

Organized by: Independent Gemological Laboratory – Greece, CGL - Swiss Canadian Gem Lab Inc. – Canada in cooperation with Association of Independent Jewellery Valuers – UK and National Association of Jewelry Appraisers - USA. All participants are welcome to submit digital papers (gemmology/jewellery/education/retail related) for the "Poster Competition." The three  best posters will be chosen by the organizers by June 5 and these participants will not be charged for displaying posters during the Conference. Best poster presenter will be chosen by conference participants and awarded a free attendance to Spain Mediterranean and Jewellery Conference 2016. For further information and registration:

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