The GIT Conference - 09. - 12. of December 2012 - in Bangkok, Thailand.

The ´Gem und Jewelry Institute of Thailand´ (GIT) in Bangkok, Silom Road.

Theme of this GIT Konference: ´Challenging New Era of The Gemological World´

The typical Thai violettish GIT booth in the conference hotel.

CIBJO President Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri opens the die gemological conference with his speech.

One if the many lectures, here it is jadeite, showing the famous color chart of Burmese jadeites.

New definition attempts for jadeit, Fei Cui. Succesful or not ?

Big specialist Ted Themelis about ´Lithium Processef´ for treating gems.

Artificial high refractive glasses, from the German DSEF Expert Dr. Claudio Milisenda.

Coffee break in Thai, Snacks and gafaee rhoon (hot coffee).

The break is also an opportunity for discussions. Here is the German pearl lady E. Strack from Hamburg.

… or take a look at the POSTER SESSIONS, - a small overview following NOW:

Poster: Study on Characterization of Gamma-irradiated Akoya Cultured Pearls.

Poster: Effect of Be on the Cr K-edge in Synthetic Ruby Samples.

Poster: A gemmological update on the Sapphire Deposit from Tammannawa, Kataragama, Sri Lanka.

Poster: Blue Sapphires from Phrae, Northern Thailand. Prae is an old gem source in Thailand. Even starsapphires are supposed to be found there.

Poster: Round up on gemstones hot issues in 2012.

Poster: Raman Spectroscopy - a powerful tool in gem identification.

Poster: Creative Ways of Recycling Waste Plastic Bags As A Potential Material For Crafting Juwellery. Plastic bags!

Poster: New Jewelry from Eco Wisdom. Enviromental jewelry ?

Poster: The Understanding and Choice of Gemstone Among the Malay Community in Kelantan (in Malaysia).

Poster: Laboratory Manual Harmonisation Committee (LMHC) 26th meeting in Bangkok, 9 - 11. of December 2012.

Dr. Lore Kiefert, Gübelin Labor Lucerne, opened the last part of the conference about Opale.

Careful listening attendants, f.ex. Prof. U Tin Hlaing from Burma (Myanmar).

End of the opal lectures, with thanks to ´opal guru´ Len Cram.

Swarowski … beauty = ok, but: their ´crystal´ are GLASS! Nothing to do with gems in my eyes a scandal! Why is our trade not complaining this ?

Aesthetics and attendants of this GIT conference….

… are also filmed by the Thai media.

Lüle C. `s lecture about turkish diaspore was one of the last.

´Gems of Greenland´ finished the conference.

For the final picture all the ´big shots´ are on stage. The author (small shot) was on there, later…

A list of the main sponsors, thank you to them. No Sponsors - no Conference.

Same thing in violet in the foyer.

An advertisement partner company, selling instruments and equipment. This is a good way to co-sponsor this kind of scientific conferences.

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Origin of the Stars
Origin of the Stars,
painted by Andree Roth and Jörg Thomas.
From my book: ASTERISM, Gems with a Star, page 838, Original painting in the collection MPS.