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Pearl Expert to Speak at Bangkok Gemstone Gathering

By JCK Staff
Posted on July 20, 2011
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The Gemological Institute of America will host its Gemstone Gathering in Bangkok on July 27.

Nicholas Sturman, GIA supervisor of pearl identification, will present “Pearl Matters: Conch, Pen and Computerized X-Ray Micro-Tomography Machine (CT machine).”

The presentation will address the fascination with conch and pen pearls and share information on the CT machine used in pearl identification.

Sturman spent more than 16 years studying pearls in the Kingdom of Bahrain as the gemological advisor to the Bahrain Government’s Gem and Pearl Testing Laboratory.

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