CIBJO invites you to join the 18th Home Gemmology webinar,
looking at the early history of sapphires in jewellery

Taking place in two sessions on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, the upcoming Home Gemmology webinar is presented by Rui Galopim de Carvalho. It will examine sapphires and the early history of the gemstone in jewellery.

Rui will be joined by Dr. Jack Ogden, a renowned British jewellery historian and gemmologist. Formerly Chief Executive of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, he is the current President of the Society of Jewellery Historians, and was appointed Visiting Professor of Ancient Jewellery, Material and Technology, at the Birmingham School of Jewellery Birmingham City University in 2019.

In his presentation, Jack will trace the history of sapphires in jewellery, beginning with the earliest known examples, from about 300 BC. Sapphire-set jewellery from across the Old World will be shown, from Britain to China. Sources will be discussed, as well as the limitations of early gem cutting techniques.

Rui will kick off the webinar with brief introduction to sapphire nomenclature, as delineated in the CIBJO Coloured Stone Blue Book.

Register in advance for one of the two FREE webinar sessions

SESSION 1: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
10:00 AM London/Lisbon, 11:00 AM Paris/Berlin, 2:30 PM Mumbai, 5:00 PM Hong Kong/Shanghai, 7:00 PM Sydney

SESSION 2: Tuesday, June 2, 2020
10:00 AM Los Angeles, 1:00 PM New York, 6:00 PM London/Lisbon, 7:00 PM Paris/Berlin, 10:30 PM Mumbai

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on Zoom.
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