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GemFest Hong Kong 2018 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center

Attend GIA GemFest during the Fair for the second GemFest seminar on Sept 15 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Get an inside look into colored diamonds and the latest discoveries in ruby treatments in this by GIA.

GIA GemFest seminars are open to show attendees and are accessible to the general public. Seats are limited. RSVP for Gemfest by Sept. 12 or register at the Fair. 


Look forward to hospitality and two topics at GemFest on Saturday, September 15. Come early to secure your seat.
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Room S421
8:30 a.m.  Continental Breakfast
9 to 10:30 a.m. Presentation
The Unique World of Colored Diamonds
Presented by: 
John King
Chief Quality Officer, GIA, New York
John King, GIA’s chief quality officer and noted colored diamond expert, will discuss the continued allure of colored diamond, the relationship between beauty, rarity and the sustained growth in their value, and offer an overview of colored diamond activity at GIA.
‘Low-Temperature’ Treatment on Mozambican Ruby
Presented by:
Wim Vertriest
Supervisor, Research and Development, GIA, Bangkok
Over the last several years, GIA has conducted research and treatment experiments to better understand the heating process of Mozambican rubies. In the seminar, Wim Vertriest will explain how careful observation of inclusions and spectroscopic data have the potential to reveal indications of difficult-to-detect low temperature treatment.

RSVP online by Wednesday, Sept. 12, or register at the Fair registration desk.