GIA executive to address Thai gems gathering


GIA executive to address Thai gems gathering

CARLSBAD, Calif., August 18, 2010 – The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Thailand will host “Gems of Significance Handled by the GIA Past and Present”, a lecture by Tom Moses, senior vice president of the GIA Laboratory and Research, in Bangkok on August 25.

Moses will talk about the stories and grading processes behind the legendary diamonds GIA has graded over the years, including the Hope, the Wittelsbach-Graff, the Taylor-Burton, the Millennium Star and the Incomparable.

“This is a special opportunity for attendees to hear directly from Tom Moses, one of the world’s most respected and accomplished gemologists,” said Kenneth Scarratt, managing director of GIA Southeast Asia and director of the GIA Laboratory in Bangkok.
“He has been instrumental in the Institute’s groundbreaking gem identification and research projects and throughout the entire industry.”

Moses has led many of those projects and co-authored a number of articles on them for the Institute’s award-winning journal, Gems & Gemology.
He has also been the recipient of a multitude of industry awards, including the Richard T. Liddicoat Award for Distinguished Achievement, GIA’s highest honour, and the eighth annual American Gem Society Triple Zero Award.

An eclectic mix of GIA Museum items, including jewellery, art objects and mineral and gem specimens, will be on display.
GIA Thailand’s Gemstone Gathering is a free event that begins at 6 p.m. on August 25 in Pacific Rooms 1-3 on the 21st floor of the Pan Pacific Bangkok Hotel.