Colored Diamonds At Heart Of Mediterranean Gem and Jewelry ConferenceMay 11, 17
One of the pleasures of reporting on the diamond industry is being invited to attend conferences and other meetings which give you a highly concentrated amount of information in a relatively short time – in other words an efficient way of learning new information and making new contacts.
This weekend, I will be attending the Mediterranean Gem and Jewelry Conference in Syracuse, Sicily.
The 3rd Mediterranean Gem and Jewelry Conference is being organized by IGL (Greece) and CGL-GRS (Canada). Russian diamond mining company ALROSA will play a leading role in this year’s conference, along with De Beers' research division.
The 2017 conference follows the inaugural conference in Athens in 2015, and the second conference held in Valencia, Spain last year.
The conference is a gathering of many independent lab gemologists, appraisers, gem experts, dealers and jewelers and is held with the goal of providing information on the latest developments in the global gem and jewelry industries.
The major theme of the conference will be colored diamonds, and a wide range of speakers will be covering the topic this weekend.
Gemologists, appraisers and dealers will be offered hands-on experience at two new workshops. There will be a very timely subject half-day Intermediate Diamond Workshop on Screening and identification of mounted small and melee synthetic diamonds .
Meanwhile, there will also be by a full-day Advanced Diamond Workshop on Identification and grading of treated and natural colored diamonds.
In addition, there will be a round-table discussion on colored diamonds and fluorescence.
See the next edition of IDEX Magazine for a full report on the proceedings.