“The Tenth Sinkansas Symposium 2012, Topaz” Carlsbad, USA and Art & Antique fair “TEFAF” Maastricht, The Netherlands

The Tenth Sinkansas Symposium is on it’s way! And it look likes to me that it will become an absolute beauty …starting with coffee & donuts from 7.30 onwards! It’s clear you’ ve got to be an early bird…

The Tenth Annual Sinkankas Symposium convenes on  Saturday, April 21,
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Gem-Session 2 “Pearls”

Since the antiquity pearls are noticed for their natural beauty and therefore legendary. Like “Tears of the Gods that had fallen into the sea”, “Dew gathered in sea shells” and are often seen in important royal treasures. Although the natural pearl forming process is a complicated one I will try to explain it in a brief
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IJL, International Jewellery London

From 4 until  7 September INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY LONDON’ will be held.Meet the Gem-A team at this year’s IJL at stand J50 for a free gem-seminar, Click here to register online for a meeting. Doug Garrod has become a highly anticipated ‘show regular’ in the programme of excellent seminars held each
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Gem-Session 1 “True Colour”

Let’s kick-off this series with an interesting and buoyant theme, namely “Gems – True Colour”. As with many things , today’s world comprises modern techniques which can impact and improve the appearance of natural products, including gems. This together with the fact there are at this moment several world-wide projects aimed at improving fair-trade in the “coloured
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“A Talk with Hanco Zwaan”, PhD in gemmology and mineralogy, Director of the Gemmological Laboratory of The Netherlands

“Emeralds have always been my favorites”

This time I have the great honour to introduce you to Hanco Zwaan, Director of the Netherlands Gemmological Laboratory (NEL), Curator of the mineralogy department of Naturalis (the National Museum of Natural History in The Netherlands ) and gemmological researcher. For those who have never heard of Hanco Zwaan before; He’s a true world-wide authority for his
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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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