GIA to Host Gemstone Gathering in Bangkok

The Gemological Institute of America announced April 12 that
the lecture, Sapphire Mining in Ilakaka,
Madagascar: A 10-Year Adventure
, will be presented at the Institute’s 45th
Gemstone Gathering on April 27 in Bangkok.

Nirina Rakotosaona

The featured speakers will be Nirina Rakotosaona,
Madagascar’s largest sapphire miner, and Vincent Pardieu, field gemology
supervisor for GIA Thailand.

Vincent Pardieu (Photos courtesy of GIA)

GIA’s Gemstone Gathering is a free event that begins at 6
p.m. in the White Room on the lower lobby floor at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

GIA is asking participants to RSVP by April 26 because of
limited seating. For more information, visit

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