GIA Thailand Marks 25th Gemstone Gathering

The Gemological Institute of America Thailand will celebrate its 25th Gemstone Gathering on June 24 at the Tawana Hotel in Bangkok. Dr. Dietmar Schwarz, research manager, Gübelin Gem Laboratory, Lucerne, Switzerland, will give the lecture “Colored Gemstones – Mines to Markets,” which will address commercially traded colored gemstones like ruby and spinel; gem-producing countries and the regions from which these stones are recovered; and, the importance of gemstones to the local mining communities and the wider market in general.

“Dr. Schwarz is a well-respected gemologist who carries a wealth of knowledge on many different aspects of colored gemstones,” Kenneth Scarratt, managing director, GIA Southeast Asia, and director, GIA Laboratory in Bangkok, told the media. “We welcome him to GIA Thailand’s Gemstone Gathering, an event that continues to provide the latest gemological information and research.”

Dr. Dietmar Schwarz, research manager, Gübelin Gem Laboratory, Lucerne, Switzerland.

GIA Thailand’s 25th Gemstone Gathering will be held on June 24 from 6-9 p.m. in the Murano Room on the second floor of the Tawana Hotel, 80 Surawongse Road, Bangkok. Interested parties must RSVP before June 23 by contacting the GIA Laboratory Bangkok at (66) 2-632-4090 or, or, the GIA Thailand campus at (66) 2-237-9575 or

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