September 3-5, 2017
Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom W14 8UX
Visit GIA at Olympia London at Stand P40 on the 2nd level to learn about the latest in GIA education, laboratory services and research activities for the jewelry and gem industry. Connect with GIA staff and fellow alumni or attend informative seminars presented by GIA’s knowledgeable instructors on Sunday and Monday. Come by the booth and find out more.
Seminars for Professional Enrichment
Attend free, informative seminars presented by IJL featuring GIA Instructors:
What is CAD/CAM and How is it Changing the Industry?
Sunday, Sept. 3, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Speaker: Paula Carter Andrews, Jewelry Design/CAD Instructor, GIA
GIA’s Jewelry Manufacturing Arts team presents an interactive session on CAD/CAM. Using 3-D modeling programs, CAD/CAM allows us to create a physical model of a jewelry piece for mass production purposes. It has revolutionized the jewelry industry, as we can now create intricate forms that were not previously possible using traditional goldsmithing techniques.
Colombian Emerald Industry: Wind of Change
Monday, Sept. 4, 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
The Academy – Olympia Room
Speaker: Francesca Lawley, Gemology Instructor, GIA
Emeralds from Colombia are among the world’s finest in terms of quality. Colombia has produced emeralds coveted around the world for centuries. The future potential looks stronger than ever with significant reserves left to be mined and initiatives for development of the industry. Join us for a fascinating presentation on the state of the Colombian emerald industry based upon one of GIA’s recent field expeditions to Colombia’s major emerald mines and visits to dealers and cutters in Bogotá.