Gemmological Association of New Zealand

Biannual seminar 2019 

In conjunction with Jewellery Valuers Society, 

our next seminar will take place on

21st - 22nd September 2019

at the

Novotel, Ellerslie, Auckland.

Speakers include 

Cigdem Lule, PhD, FGA, GG (GIA), Education Consultant, Kybele LLC

Stuart Robinson G.G. Gemworld International Vice President

John Chapman BSc (Physics), Director, Gemetrix Pty Ltd.

A list of events below, for full details, see Table of Events

The seminar is free to all members of GANZ or JVS, 

Non-members, $140.00

To register, please download Registration Form and return to

Jill Towers:

Saturday 21st September:

Cigdem Lule,  Do you speak Gemology? Challenges in nomenclature, influences by commerce, treatment disclosure and how this can mislead gemmologists, dealers and the consumer

John Chapman. Synthetic Diamonds; Advances and Safeguards. Developments, prevalence on the market and options to detect them.

Cigdem Lule. Garnets: the Past and the Present. Let’s explore garnets with their complex structure in context of mineralogy, archaeology, and modern gemmology.

Stuart Robertson. To be decided

John Chapman. Argyle Pink Diamonds

DINNER AT De Grande restaurant, Greenlane.  $45 pp (your own cost).

Sunday 22nd September:

Cigdem Lule and Stuart Robertson.

Cigdem will bring a general treatment set (200 stones) and teach gem treatments update class.

Understanding structure of each gem helps with ID process. Primary features of natural and treated. Why and How treatments are applied. Types of treatment and keys to detection. Nomenclature issues, challenges and links to treatments.

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