Gemfields to sponsor Gem-A conference and graduation ceremony

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The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has announced Gemfields as a silver sponsor of its upcoming conference and an exclusive ruby sponsor of Gem-A’s annual graduation ceremony and presentation awards – a prestigious new sponsorship package created exclusively for the London-based company.

Gemfields chief executive officer, Ian Harebottle, is featuring in the line-up of world-class speakers at the Gem-A Conference on Saturday November 5, with a talk on the role of colour and design in the future of the jewellery sector.

“We are extremely pleased to have Gemfields on board to sponsor both the Gem-A conference and graduation ceremony,” says Gem-A chief executive officer Alan Hart. “Gemfields’ generous support of both events clearly highlights the importance of education is still key, and that Gem-A students will play a big role in the future of the industry. It is fantastic that such a high-profile company can support our events in this way and further cements the strong friendship between the two companies.”

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Gem-A’s graduation ceremony and presentation of awards, which will be held at The Royal College of Surgeons in Lincoln’s Inn Fields on Monday November 2, is an annual event celebrating the achievements of the Association’s Gemmology Diploma and Diamond Diploma graduates.

During the ceremony, Jack Cunningham, the sustainability manager of the Gemfields Group, will be taking the opportunity to share with students his experiences championing sustainability on behalf of Gemfields, with advice on a career in the world of gems.

Following the ceremony guests are invited to a drinks reception in the Hunterian Museum and Surgeon’s Library.

Harebottle adds: “We are very proud to support the Gem-A Conference and Graduation ceremony.  At Gemfields, we constantly strive to better the way we operate and champion innovation across the gemstone sector as a whole.  Gem A’s education and development of emerging talent is a true example of this and an organisation that we are honoured to partner with.”

The Ceremony will mark the closing of the annual Gem-A Conference, which will be held November 5-6 at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Marylebone.

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