GIA to host fourth GemFest seminar in Tokyo

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Free seminar to discuss gem identification challenges across Japan.

Audiences in Japan, the third largest consumer market in the world for gems and jewellery, will have the opportunity to hear from Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) experts during a free GemFest seminar on July 11 in Tokyo.

GIA laboratory manager, Dino De Ghionno, will discuss gem identification challenges, while GIA senior research scientist, Dr. Ahmadjan Abduriyim, will present on the identification services available at the GIA’s Tokyo gem grading laboratory.

The seminar will also highlight stones of gemological interest, new gem materials and treatments, as well as gemological updates. Topics will range from black opaque stones and change-of-colour amber to diffusion-treated corundum.

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Several new services were introduced in GIA’s laboratories in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Carlsbad and New York on June 30; including red spinel origin services and ruby and sapphire inscription services for faceted stones weighing 0.50cts or more.

GIA’s Tokyo GemFest will be held on July 11 beginning at 5.00 pm at Aurum, Higashi Ueno 1-26-2, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

For questions about the GemFest, contact GIA’s laboratory in Tokyo at giatokyolab@gia.edu or 03-5812-0316.?

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