GIA Alumni Gem Identification Event at the Diamond Bourse of Canada
Last night I attended GIA Alumni’s Gem Identification evening at the Diamond Bourse of Canada. The concept of the event was to look at a number of gemstones up close and personal. Some gems were marked and some weren’t and you had to figure out what they were based on a variety of equipment, charts and books as reference material.
It was so much fun to meet the gang from the Alumni Chapter and of course meeting Leila Haikonen, the General Manager of the Diamond Bourse of Canada.
I will admit I am a novice when it comes to gemstones, so it was so it was quite nice to get to see new stones and of course the amazing equipment. I think that for me, looking at stones in a new way was the best part. For instance, I really enjoyed using the gem refractometer.
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