“Journey to the Center of the Gem” by Billie Hughes, Gemologist at Lotus Gemology
Venue: The White Room at Lower Lobby, Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park Hotel
Date: Wednesday, 27th March 2019
Time: 6.00 pm. – 9.00 pm.
Contact: +66 2779 6100, [email protected] , GIAthai.net
Content Inside each gemstone lies a hidden world that has been encapsulated for millions of years. Join Billie Hughes for a journey into the inner world of gems, as seen through the microscope.
The presentation will review the use of gemological microscopy to observe and record inclusions. Billie will discuss the most suitable lighting conditions for a variety of scenarios and share a few microscopy tips. She will also provide an overview of Lotus Gemology’s Hyperion inclusion database and display memorable and educational inclusion images. The evening will be a rewarding event for anyone with a passion for gems and the wonderful scenes that they hold inside.
About Billie Hughes
Billie Hughes is a gemologist at Lotus Gemology, a colored stone testing laboratory in Bangkok, Thailand. After graduating from UCLA in 2011, Billie became a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain in 2013. She has already distinguished herself with her photographic work published in Terra Spinel, the Wall Street Journal, Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector’s Guide, and Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist’s Guide. Her gemological work has appeared in Gems & Gemology, Gems&Jewellery, The GemGuide, The Journal of the Gemmological Association of Hong Kong, and InColor Magazine. Billie has traveled extensively for research on gems, and visited her first gem mine at age two! She is also a talented photomicrographer and has won awards in the Gem-A and Clemson University’s photo competitions.
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