Lectures

Pocket Gemmology

Unscientific methods of gem identification outside the laboratory

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Duration:
about 90 minutes

Type of lecture:
Powerpoint-presentation with demonstration material and practical exercises. Printouts will be made available to all participants free of cost. Due to the limited number of instruments that we can supply the number of participants should not exceed 12 persons. In case of more participants at least some instruments must be provided by the participants or the organizer.

Price:
€ 500 plus VAT and possible costs for accomodation and travel as well as possible rental fees for beamer and screen if these cannot be provided by the organizer.

Coloured Gems Investment Strategies

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Duration:
about 90 minutes

Type of lecture:
Powerpoint-presentation with demonstration gems. Printouts will be made available to all participants free of cost. In case of large numbers of participants (congress) the organizers will be charged a contribution to the printing costs.

Price:
€ 500 plus VAT and possible costs for accomodation and travel as well as possible rental fees for beamer and screen if these cannot be provided by the organizer.

Ruby - Sapphire - Emerald

Identification - appraisal - sale
Confidence based on sound knowledge is the prerequisite to succesful sales.
This lecture emphasises arguments to answer frequently asked questions of customers.

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Duration:
about 120 minutes

Type of lecture:
Powerpoint presentation. Printouts will be made available to all participants free of cost. In case of large numbers of participants (congress) the organizers will be charged a contribution to the printing costs.

Price:
€ 500 plus VAT and possible costs for accomodation and travel as well as possible rental fees for beamer and screen if these cannot be provided by the organizer.

The soft spots of hard stones

How to handle sensitive gemstones
The lecture explains which precautions have to be taken when working with gemstones and provides answers to questions like:

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Duration:
about 60 minutes

Type of lecture:
Oral lecture with demonstration material. Printouts will be made available to all participants free of cost. In case of large numbers of participants (congress) the organizers will be charged a contribution to the printing costs.

Price:
€ 250 plus VAT and possible costs for accomodation and travel.

Gem Buyers Guide

What gem buyers should pay attention to
The lecture concentrates on quality grading of coloured gems. It emphasises problems (replacements of gems or expansion of an existing piece of jewellery to a set) arising from the non-availability of certain colours and sizes and presents counter-strategies.

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Duration:
about 60 minutes

Type of lecture:
Oral lecture with demonstration material. Printouts will be made available to all participants free of cost. In case of large numbers of participants (congress) the organizers will be charged a contribution to the printing costs.

Price:
€ 250 plus VAT and possible costs for accomodation and travel.

Garnet - a monograph

 

A comprehensive account of the complex garnet group

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Contents:
History, physical properties and crystallography, modern garnet science, garnet classification, a comprehensive treaty of garnet species and varieties, information about prices and availability, methods and simple instruments for identification

Duration:
about 75 minutes

Type of lecture:
Powerpoint-presentation with demonstration material of all kinds of garnets. Printouts will be made available to all participants free of cost. In case of large numbers of participants (congress) the organizers will be charged a contribution to the printing costs.

Price:
€ 250 plus VAT and possible costs for accomodation and travel as well as possible rental fees for beamer and screen if these cannot be provided by the organizer.

Beryl - a monograph

Emerald, Aquamarine, Golden Beryl, Morganite and other Beryls

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Contents:
History - from 3500 B.C to the 21st centry, mineralogy (physical and optical properties), a comprehensive treaty of all beryl varieties including beryl locations and numerous photos of typical inclusions, information about prices and availability, methods and simple instruments for identification

Duration:
about 75 minutes

Type of lecture:
Powerpoint-presentation with demonstration material of various beryl varieties. Printouts will be made available to all participants free of cost. In case of large numbers of participants (congress) the organizers will be charged a contribution to the printing costs.

Price:
€ 250 plus VAT and possible costs for accomodation and travel as well as possible rental fees for beamer and screen if these cannot be provided by the organizer.