Update on GIA diamond cut research at GemFest Basel

Executives from the GIA Gem Laboratory will participate in GIA’s GemFest Basel April 17 to provide updates on GIA’s Diamond Cut Research project. The free event, to be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Hall Montreal at the Basel Convention Center, will also feature a panel of top gem and jewelry leaders. They will discuss how they believe the new findings from GIA’ study will benefit the industry.

Keynote speakers Thomas C. Yonelunas, chief executive officer of the GIA Gem Laboratory, and Thomas M. Moses, the GIA Gem Laboratory’s vice president of Identification & Research Services, will discuss the project’s objectives and its progress to date.

Shane McClure, director of West Coast Identification Services for the GIA Gem Laboratory, will open the event with a report on other gemological news from the laboratory.

The event is sponsored by Trends Jewellery Forecasting. Admission is free; however, space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, submit a reservation by April 9 through e-mail to events@gia.edu, or call 760-603-4205.

GemFest Basel attendees, GIA Alumni, and industry members will gather for a reception and Alumni reunion immediately following the event.