Ruby, Gemological Point of View

Enter the World of Gemology with GIG Luxury Academy Upcoming Seminar 

Explore new roads with GIGs luxury academy that can expose you to a whole new world of shine. Uncover your potential and gain extensive knowledge that can help you discover new career paths or hone your existing skills. This coming Sunday the 20th of September we are unveiling our first extensive seminar of our luxury academy season, ‘Ruby, a Gemological Point of View’. 

Did you know that, rubies are among the most important colored gemstones in the world and can command very high prices, especially when they are not treated. It is extremely important for every professional in the gem and jewelry industry to be able to comprehend the presence of treatments and certainly recognize the synthetics. In-depth and up-to-date knowledge of the gems’ characteristics is essential. Magnification is the most useful tool for gemologists for this identification, in order to observe and analyze the inclusions and other characteristics of the gems.

In this seminar we will analyze natural, synthetic and treated rubies and compare the characteristics of each type. The participants will gain knowledge about the characteristics and typical inclusions of natural rubies from various locations and compare these with the most common characteristics of synthetic rubies or both melt and solution synthesis processes. In addition, the participants will understand how the various treatments (thermal treatment – without or with additives, lattice diffusion, cavity filling, dyeing, etc) change the appearance of rubies and discover how to identify the alteration that the inclusions of the gem undergo so as to understand whether the ruby has been treated, the type of treatment and its extent.

This seminar is targeted for those with a background in gemology and also those who would like to get a glimpse of the industry 

SEMINAR: Ruby, a Gemological Point of View
Sunday, September 20th, 2020
Main Speakers: Eva Kountouraki GIG Academy Director
Fee: 24 OMR

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Account Name: Gulf Institute of Gemology
Bank name: Sohar International Bank S.A.O.G
Account number: 005020042699
Address: P.O. Box 44, PC 114
Branch: Qurum branch

after payment you will be contacted and you will receive the credentials to access the seminar.


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