GIA Thailand to Host GemFest Thailand

The Gemological Institute of America Thailand will host its GIA GemFest Thailand on Sept. 16 in conjunction with the 44th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair.

Richard W. Hughes, senior vice president of Gemstone Acquisition & Marketing NCS Group Co., Ltd. is presenting "People and Places: New Directions in Gemology."

Hughes will talk about his gemological travels, covering ground that spans from Manhattan and Russia’s emerald mines to Madagascar’s sapphire and Tajikistan’s remote ruby and spinel deposits.

GIA GemFest Thailand is a free event and will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the IMPACT Muang Thong Thani arena in the Jupiter Room 8-9, Challenger Hall 3.

Interested parties who want to attend must RSVP before Sept. 15 to GIA Laboratory Bangkok at (66) 2-632-4090, or GIA Thailand campus at (66) 2-237-9575,

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