Gemmologists from around the world will gather in London to attend the annual Gem-A Conference. The Conference boasts an incredible line-up of speakers including expert gemmologists from every area of the field. It is a must-attend Conference for anyone interested in gemmology.



Registration is now open!






Reasons to attend


  • An amazing line-up of speakers from all corners of gemmology.
  • Network with some of the leaders in the field during the Conference breaks and the Saturday evening dinner.
  • Learn from speakers and fellow delegates.
  • Exclusive workshops and trips including private viewings.
  • Join us for dinner on the 2 November at the House of Commons, an iconic venue that forms part of the Palace of Westminster.

Highlights from last year






Conference Speakers



  1. Saturday
  2. Sunday
  • Barbara Dutrow
  • Charlton August
  • Fabrizio Nestola
  • Nathan Renfro
  • Rachel Dery
  • Barbara Dutrow

    The Many Facets of Tourmaline: From Gemstone to Geologic Recorder

  • Charlton August

    Namibian Diamond Mega-Placer: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

  • Fabrizio Nestola

    Diamonds and the Origin of Oceans

  • Nathan Renfro

    Microscopic Exploration of Gemstones

  • Rachel Dery

    Gem Legacy: Changing Lives With Coloured Gemstones

  • Barbara Dutrow
  • Charlton August
  • Fabrizio Nestola
  • Nathan Renfro
  • Rachel Dery
  • Anette Juul Nielsen
  • Laurent Cartier
  • Richard Drucker
  • John Bradshaw
  • Rui Galopim de Carvalho
  • Anette Juul Nielsen

    Gemstones of Greenland - Prospectivity and Current Mining

  • Laurent Cartier

    Diving for Diamonds in Sierra Leone

  • Richard Drucker

    Market Trends, Issues, and Challenges

  • John Bradshaw

    Rare Gemstone: The Other 175

  • Rui Galopim de Carvalho

    Brazilian Diamonds: a Historical Review

  • Anette Juul Nielsen
  • Laurent Cartier
  • Richard Drucker
  • John Bradshaw
  • Rui Galopim de Carvalho
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Join us at Gem-A HQ on Monday 4 November for hands-on workshops


Rui Galopim de Carvalho Sold out
Rui Galopim de Carvalho

09:30 - 11:30

Precious Coral Identification

Laurent Cartier Sold out
Laurent Cartier

09:30 - 11:30

New Types of Cultured Pearls


 

Pat Daly
Pat Daly

12:30 - 14:30

Visual Optics


 

Richard Drucker Sold out
Richard Drucker

12:30 - 15:00

Coloured Stone Grading and Pricing Workshop



On Tuesday 5 November there will be three private tours of some of London's main attractions


08:00 - 09:30

Crown Jewels - Get up close with the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

09:45 - 11:30

NHM - Explore the mineral gallery with the curator of minerals and gemstones

Sold out

10:15 - 12:30

V&A - A handling session with objects from the V&A’s collection of Indian jewellery



  • Showcase your brand at the world's most prestigious Gemmology Conference.
  • Reach a captive audience of gemmology enthusiasts.
  • Engage the next generation of gemmologists.



  • Comments from our 2018 Conference attendees:

    A professional, well run, inclusive, friendly and ultimately extremely useful event

  • Comments from our 2018 Conference attendees:

    The Conference is one of the events that I most look forward to during the year. It never disappoints and is always a very well-spent weekend.

  • Comments from our 2018 Conference attendees:

    The lectures and presentations were extremely diverse and interesting

  • Comments from our 2018 Conference attendees:

    Amazing speakers and a great opportunity to talk to other gemmologists

  • Comments from our 2018 Conference attendees:

    Friendly atmosphere - felt at home with others sharing the same passion

  • Comments from our 2018 Conference attendees:

    The dinner is one of the best opportunities to get to know your fellow attendees better and it's always nice to have a delicious dinner with like-minded gemmologists!



Hotels Nearby



Premier Inn County Hall

Premier Inn Waterloo

Park Plaza Westminster

Park Plaza County Hall

Marlin Aparthotel Waterloo


 

CONTACT US

If you are organising a gemmological event, let us know! Email: events@gem-a.com .