Due to local weather conditions, the school and laboratory in New York will be closed on Wednesday, March 21.
September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
September 13-16: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
September 17: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
September 15-18: 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
September 19: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
AsiaWorld-Expo, Cheong Wing Road, Chek Lap Kok, Hong KongHong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Dr., Wan Chai, Hong Kong
GIA will be present at both locations during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair at AsiaWorld-Expo and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
AsiaWorld-Expo, located near the Hong Kong International Airport, exhibits raw materials, diamonds, gemstones, pearls, equipment and packaging. Visit GIA at booth 3J00. The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre opens two days later on Sept. 15 through 19, and showcases fine-finished jewelry. Visit GIA at booth 3M059.
SHOW SERVICE LABORATORY
ASIAWORLD-EXPO | BOOTH 3J00
Submit diamonds (up to 9.99 ct.) D-to-Z for grading report services. Submit colored stones for identification report and sapphire, ruby and emerald for identification and origin report services.
Sept. 13-16 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 17 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
HONG KONG CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE | BOOTH 3M059
Submit colored stones for identification reports and sapphire, ruby and emerald for identification and origin reports.
Sept. 15-18 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 19 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
No pearls report service will be offered. Temporary reports will accompany all returns and final reports sent after the show.
For returns on diamond service at GIA’s laboratory in Central at:
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sept. 16 (Saturday) 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sept. 17 (Sunday) Closed
NEW FROM THE LABORATORY
GIA has introduced an easy-to-operate, sophisticated desktop diamond testing device to reliably identify mounted and unmounted natural diamonds. You can see the device in action at both venues during the show. The iD100 may be reserved at the list price of $4,995 USD at the booth.
The GIA iD100 combines the advanced spectroscopic technology with GIA’s 60 years of diamond and gemstone identification research to distinguish natural diamonds from synthetic (HPHT and CVD) diamonds and diamond simulants. It is the latest in a series of instruments and services from GIA that addresses concerns in the trade about the possibility of undisclosed synthetic or treated diamonds in the supply chain.
GIA M2M™ is a new digital storytelling platform: an innovative way to combine scientific information with engaging content to involve your customers in the fascinating story of their diamond. Ensure they know the facts they need to make an informed purchase, while connecting on a deeper level with the romantic journey of their diamond. GIA representatives will share more about M2M and how you may be able to get involved.
Melee Analysis Service
The GIA Melee Analysis Service separates natural, untreated diamonds from simulants and potentially synthetic or treated diamonds, and sorts the screened diamonds by color range. See a video at the booth and find out more.
In addition, ask about diamond grading and colored stone analysis using the convenience of www.gia.edu/mylaboratory. You’ll also discover more about special savings on the GIA DLScope and other GIA instruments.
YOU ARE INVITED TO GIA GEMFEST HONG KONG
Attend GIA GemFest Hong Kong during the fair. These presentations are timely and relevant to new developments and issues in the gem & jewelry marketplace. The event is offered at no charge and open to all. You do not have to be registered at the show to attend. Seats are limited. RSVP by Sept. 12 at firstname.lastname@example.org or +852 3166 7001.
Synthetic Diamonds & Their Identification – Current Status
Thursday, 14 September
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Seminar
Vice President, Research and Development, GIA
Significant numbers of synthetic diamonds – from melee to gem-quality diamonds over 10 carats – are being produced for the jewelry industry. It is critical to understand how to effectively and accurately separate these from natural diamonds. In this presentation, GIA will report on the developments in synthetic diamonds and their identification. The presentation will include GIA’s fully automated Melee Analysis Service and a demonstration of the GIA iD100 instrument to identify natural diamonds in jewelry pieces.
Large Diamonds Examined at GIA
Saturday, 16 September
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9 to 10:30 a.m. Presentation
Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory Research Officer, GIA
The Constellation, an 812 carat rough diamond, was discovered in November 2015 at Karowe along with several other similar pieces of rough. GIA studied diamonds from this group using gemological and spectroscopic techniques to determine if perhaps they originated from a single large crystal. GIA Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer Tom Moses will discuss the examination of three pieces, and the implications of the findings for our understanding of diamond formation.