The Gem-A conference each year is not only a highly respected educational conference drawing from many countries globally but also a “celebration of students” as Alan Hart, new C.E.O. for Gem-A stated in his opening. A wide range of speakers, some of which are highlighted here, captivated the audience with information over two days followed by workshops (Gemworld presented Colored Stone Grading and Pricing workshops) and culminating in the international graduation ceremony. Ian Harebottle, C.E.O., Gemfields, opened the conference with a lecture outlining the holdings and goals of Gemfields, arguably one of the largest colored gem operations in the world and influential on business today. They have ownership as follows. Kagem (75%), the world’s largest emerald mine in Zambia. Montepuez (75%), the world’s largest ruby concession. Kariba (50%), the world’s largest amethyst mine. Faberge’ (100%) recently purchased one of the world’s best known luxury brands. The Kagem mine is in partnership with the government of Zambia and produces 25% of global emerald production according to Harebottle. Prior to 2009, it...
The Gem-A conference each year is not only a highly respected educational conference drawing from many countries globally but also a “celebration of students” as Alan Hart, new C.E.O. for Gem-A stated in his opening. A wide range of speakers, some of which are highlighted here, captivated the audience with information over two days followed by workshops (Gemworld presented Colored Stone Grading and Pricing workshops) and culminating in the international graduation ceremony. Ian Harebottle, C.E.O., Gemfields, opened the conference with a lecture outlining the holdings and goals of Gemfields, arguably one of the largest colored gem operations in the world and influential on business today. They have ownership as follows. Kagem (75%), the world’s largest emerald mine in Zambia. Montepuez (75%), the world’s largest ruby concession. Kariba (50%), the world’s largest amethyst mine. Faberge’ (100%) recently purchased one of the world’s best known luxury brands. The Kagem mine is in partnership with the government of Zambia and produces 25% of global emerald production according to Harebottle. Prior to 2009, it...

Gem-A Conference London

Posted on January 2, 2017 by Richard B. Drucker, GG (GIA), FGA (hon.)

The Gem-A conference each year is not only a highly respected educational conference drawing from many countries globally but also a “celebration of students” as Alan Hart, new C.E.O. for Gem-A stated in his opening. A wide range of speakers, some of which are highlighted here, captivated the audience with information over two days followed by workshops (Gemworld presented Colored Stone Grading and Pricing workshops) and culminating in the international graduation ceremony. Ian Harebottle, C.E.O., Gemfields, opened the conference with a lecture outlining the holdings and goals of Gemfields, arguably one of the largest colored gem operations in the world and influential on business today. They have ownership as follows. Kagem (75%), the world’s largest emerald mine in Zambia. Montepuez (75%), the world’s largest ruby concession. Kariba (50%), the world’s largest amethyst mine. Faberge’ (100%) recently purchased one of the world’s best known luxury brands. The Kagem mine is in partnership with the government of Zambia and produces 25% of global emerald production according to Harebottle. Prior to 2009, it...

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