SATURDAY MARCH 9.

09:30 – 10:00     Register

10:00 – 10:30                                                                   Coffee / Tea. Networking.

10:35 – 10:45    Niels Ruddy Hansen                         Opening.

10:45 – 11:30    Lore Kiefert                                       History of Origin Gemstone Determination.

11:30 – 12:15     Kenn Scarratt                                   A passion for Pearls and Pearling [part 1].

12:15 – 13:15                                                                 Lunch Break and Networking.

13:15 – 14:00     Raluca Anghel                                  Modern era of diamonds, Diamond facts Myths and Misconceptions.

14:00 – 14:45     Rui Galopim                                      Ruby, An Historical Perspective.

14:45 – 15:15                                                                   Coffee / Tea. Networking.             

15:15 – 16:00     Justin Prim                                        Beauty, Value, and The Power of Gemcutting.

16:00 – 16:45     Martin Steinbach                            Star gem – a Fascinating World.

16:45 – 16:50     Announcements

 

GALLA DINNER

18:00                     Doors Open

18:30 – 19:00     Drinks Reeption

19:00 – 22:00     Galla Dinner

 

SUNDAY MARCH 10.

10:30 – 11·00     Coffee

11:00 – 11:45     Emmanuel Fritsch                           Why are some Minerals Gem Quality?

11:45 – 12:30     Kenn Scarratt                                   A passion for Pearls and Pearling [part 2]

12:30 – 13:30     Lunch                                                  Lunch Break and Networking.

13:30 – 14:15     Lore Kiefert                                       Fashinating spinel

14:15 – 15:00     Albert Gilg                                          Analysis of Gemstones in Late Medieval Crowns in Europe.

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee                                                  Coffee / Tea. Networking.

15:30 – 16:15     Robert Weldon                                  How to Photograph Gems & Minerals & How AI Will Affect the Art.

16:15 – 17:00     Edward Asscher                                The confusing state of the jewelry- and diamond industry.

17:00 – 17:15     Niels Ruddy Hansen                        Symposium ending.     

                  

MONDAY MARCH 11.

09:00 – 12:00     Lore Kiefert                                         Workshop: treated Ruby and Sapphire I

13:00 – 16:00     Lore Kiefert                                         Workshop: treated Ruby and Sapphire II

Please note that Workshop I & II are the same workshop