New Platinum Sponsors of Gem-A Conference


Gem-A Announce New Platinum Sponsors of 2016 Conference

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Gem-A have announce that Jewelry Television have signed up as Platinum Sponsors of the 2016 Gem-A Conference. One of the leading retailers of jewellery and gemstones in the United States, JTV have been instrumental in making gems household names in over 86 million American homes, cultivating a new market of gemstone lovers and buyers.

JTV’s support of Gem-A reiterates a long friendship between the two associations which began in 2012.

Alan Hart, Gem-A CEO, said of the partnership,“We are thrilled to have JTV on board as Platinum Sponsors again. Their support will enable us to bring quality international speakers to London, ensuring that the annual Gem-A Conference is one of the most essential and popular events in the gemmological calendar. We are grateful for their continued friendship.” 

This year’s conference, which will be held on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 November at the Royal Institute of British Architects, Marylebone, will tackle topical and contemporary gem-related subjects through talks from some of the world’s top gemmologists and experts in their field. The line-up includes talks from Jim Clanin (JC Mining), Pat Daly (Gem-A), John Dyer (John Dyer & Co.), David Fisher (De Beers), Ian Harebottle (Gemfields), Bill Larson (Pala Gems), Helen Molesworth (Gübelin), Danny Sanchez, Robert Weldon (GIA) and Dr Michael Wise (Smithsonian Institution), covering topics ranging from the history of gemstones, stone cutting and photomicrography, to gemstone localities and updates on the detection of certain treatments.  

In addition to world-class talks, the conference will also act as a forum for delegates, allowing them to network with their industry colleagues and peers in a friendly and relaxed environment.
With such a diverse range of topics and with a host of supporting workshops and trips on offer, there is sure to be something for everyone.


Sarah Salmon


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