Scandinavian Gem Symposium
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Author:  Alberto [ Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:49 am ]
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we will attend and MAGI will sponsor the event!! hope to meet many gemmo buddies there!!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Author:  Jan Asplund [ Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:18 pm ]
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We are grateful for MAGIs support of the Scandinavian Gem Symposium 2016, propably the most important gemmological event ever in Scandinavia!
The list of speakers include John Koivula, Thomas Hainschwang, Peter Lyckberg, Peters Brangulis, Conny Forsberg and myself. John Koivulas presentation is titeled "Crystalline Showcases", Hainschwang is one of the worlds greatest experts in synthetic and treated diamonds, Peters Brangulis will give a talk on how the Assay office in Latvia practically works as there are regulations concerning the testing of gemstones over a certain value. Peter Lyckberg is one of our greatest experts on gem bearing pegmatites. Conny Forsberg will give a talk on the cutting of gemstones, why so many stones gets apparently bad cuts and how and when to decide on recuts. Jan Asplund will explain why and how we ever learned how to synthesis diamonds and will also try to straighten out and correct some of the misunderstandings and errors that has been published on the subject from the 1950s until today.
We also do hope Mr Scarani and Mr Åström will take this chance to present themselves and MAGIs products!

More information at sgs/ and reservations are made at

Author:  Conny Forsberg [ Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:04 am ]
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Do not miss this opportunity to learn from the top names in the trade. Registrations are coming in steadily and number of tickets to saturday dinner are slowly getting scarce. Just 15 left as of today's date.

Author:  Tim [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:03 pm ]
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! :D !

I had no clue! I guess that's what I deserve for feeling busy ( your Facebook appearance sucks monkeyballs though, haven't seen a peep :mrgreen: )

Sounds great! I've got to be somewhere the 17th and the 21st so that fits, right? Bring on the allemansrätten!

Author:  Conny Forsberg [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:12 am ]
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:D You are so welcome!
Go here to find out more.
And here to register.

Also you need to like Swedish Gem at FB... But you are right my appearance online has been anything but frequent as I have, just like you, been crazily busy last year. Sorry 'bout that mate ;)

Author:  Conny Forsberg [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:15 am ]
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Here is the program:

Scandinavian Gem Symposium 18 Juni 2016.
Location: ”Kulturkuben”, Östgötagatan 8 in Kisa, Sweden.

8.00 Open for registration.
9.00 Welcoming and Introduction. Conny Forsberg och Jan Asplund.
9.10 Sweden from Precambrian to modern gemology. Geology, mineralogy, chemistry, history and its importance for development of sciences. - Peter Lyckberg.
9.30 Building trust to gem market: Latvian experience. - Peters Brangulis.
10.00 Advanced Gemmological instruments by MAGI - Alberto Scarani och Mikko Åström.

10.15 Break, coffe, snacks and networking.

10.45 Crystalline Showcases. - John Koivula.
11.45 Commercial vs Precision Cut. - Conny Forsberg.

12.15 Lunch.

13.30 "To be Announced" - Geoffrey Dominy.
13.50 On the History of the Science of Diamonds. - Jan Asplund.
14.20 The (R)Evolution of Synthetic and Treated Diamonds in the Gem Market: From Single Stones to Melee. - Thomas Hainschwang.

15.20 Break, coffe, snacks and networking.

16.00 Gem Pegmatites, formation, geology-mineralogy-gemology. Some observations from In situ studies on 5 continents. - Peter Lyckberg.
16.45 Round table talks on ethics and fair trade.
17.30 Finish - Conny Forsberg och Jan Asplund.

(Times mentioned are estimations and slight changes to the program may occur)

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