08 Jul 2020
DiamondWorld Directory
Home |
GIA to host educational seminar on coloured gemstones in Africa
This initiative is part of extending its benefication endeavours in Africa
By: Diamond World News Service
Nov 12 2012 11:05AM
Reference: 7400  


GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will sponsor and host educational seminars in Kenya and Tanzania, on the subjects of coloured gemstones. The Institute is looking upon this initiative as one that will expand its beneficiation endeavours in Africa. The seminars are slated between November 13 and 14, 2012.

GIA has been contributing to the industry’s expanded beneficiation initiative in Africa through education programs in gem source countries. It has conducted classes in Botswana and South Africa and established partnerships with government agencies and universities throughout Africa including Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.

At the forthcoming seminars, Robert Weldon, GIA’s manager of photography and visual communications and a noted expert on colored gems, will discuss the role of East African gemstones in the global marketplace. He noted that “East Africa produces some of the world’s most beautiful colored stones, and I can’t emphasize how much effort goes into making them available to the rest of the world.” Weldon carries with him the experience of gem research excursions and speaking engagements across the globe including Brazil, Columbia, China, and now Kenya and Tanzania. His works have been chronicled in GIA and other trade publications.

Discussions at the seminar will include cover characteristics of East African gems, market trends affecting them and insight into the U.S. market. Weldon’s discussions on gem sustainability will focus on ethical sourcing, and effective photograph can help gems and jewelry promotion. GIA representatives from South Africa and the U.S. will be present to assist with questions during the sessions.

Follow DiamondWorld on Instagram: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Twitter: @diamondworldnet
Follow DiamondWorld on Facebook: @diamondworldnet
Have Your Say
* Your view
* Name:
* Email:
* Town/city:
* Country/State:
*  Company:
*  Name:
*  Mobile:
*  Email:
Subscribe for DiamondWorld weekly Newsletter
HouseAd_Trade Fair
Search News by City
Kosher 23460
HouseAd_Trade Fair
Recent Issue
Kosher 23460
News in Pictures
Young Diamantaires
Pictures: 16
Stunning Jewellery from Cannes 2019
Pictures: 24
Sparkly Jewels at Oscars 2019
Pictures: 19
Golden Globes 2018
Pictures: 15
Spotted: Who Wore What (December 2018)
Pictures: 4
India Diamond Week
Pictures: 8
Spotted: Who Wore What (October 2018)
Pictures: 7
Spotted: Who Wore What (September 2018)
Pictures: 6
70th Emmy Awards
Pictures: 11
35th India International Jewellery Show 2018
Pictures: 46
JJS - IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2015 powered by GIA
Views: 26664
Diamond World Expert Hour with Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO, ALROSA
Views: 318
GJEPC Chairman Interview
Views: 23865
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012 - Part 1
Views: 30880
Promo for IJ Awards 2012 at NDTV Profit
Views: 45134
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2012- Part 2
Views: 57372
Couture India 2016 - A Business Boutique Show by IJ Magazine
Views: 18256
Savjibhai Dholakiya, Surat Businessman (Diamond Merchant) speaks in Vibrant 2015
Views: 43733
IJ Jewellers Choice Design Awards 2013 - NDTV Video
Views: 41997
Member of:
Supporter of: