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GEMOLOGY CONFERENCE SET FOR MONTREALThe Canadian Gemmological Association’s ninth annual conference will take place Oct. 24-25 at the Montreal Board of Trade. This is the first time that the conference is being held in Montreal.The subject of the conference will be the emerald, including production, cutting, marketing, and treatments. Other topics to be addressed are Canadian diamonds and Tahitian cultured pearls.Guest speakers will include Ken Scarratt, FGA, director of the American Gem Trade Association laboratory in New York; Arthur Groom, chairman of Groom-Gematrat, a specialist in emerald treatments; Henry Hanni, FGA, of the Swiss Institute of Gemmology, a specialist in the identification of filling materials in a laboratory setting; and Jean-Pierre Riendeau of the École Polytechnique in Montreal, who studies artificial light sources.Workshops on the identification of emerald tre
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