Registration Opens for AIGS Course on Analytical Methods in GemologyMarch 19, 18
(IDEX Online) – Registration has opened for a three-day Analytical Methods in Gemology course to be held by AIGS (Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences) in Bangkok from April 25-27.
The course will cover FTIR (Fourier Transformed Infrared Spectroscopy), ED-XRF (Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry) and UV-Vis-NIR (Ultra Violet-Visible-Near Infrared Spectroscopy), both theory & practical, and other testing methods, the AIGS said.
Participants will learn basic information for testing gemstones and minerals, essential for understanding the advantages, difficulties and limitations of analytical testing methods. They will learn how to check for heat treatment, synthetics, resin or oil in emerald, impregnation in jade and other treatments.
Participation is limited to 10 students, and the course will take place at AIGS in Bangkok. The course instructors are Franck Notari and Dr. Andreas Burkhardt.