I am very excited to announce the launch of the new Gem-A website. The new site delivers vast improvements on our previous one, and, as we become fully live and operational over the coming months, will be user friendly and inspiring to our many audiences. We have worked hard to deliver an improved interface and provide better access to Gem-A services for our members, the wider gemmological community and anyone interested in pursuing our leading gemmology courses. Please be aware that as with all website launches there are several areas still under construction, but we are working towards delivery of the full website soon. As is always the case with such a complex undertaking we welcome any suggestions for improvement over the next couple of months — please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments and feedback.
I am also thrilled to announce that we have launched a web-based global forum, accessible via the new website, as a replacement for the old Mailtalk system. The new global forum will be easy to use and will provide an online meeting point for our collective expertise, questions and discussions — a fantastic resource and service for members. The service will be moderated carefully, but we hope it will develop and flourish as it did before.
I’d like to thank all of the team at Gem-A who have worked hard on this fantastic new development for the Association and hope you enjoy using it.
Chief Executive Officer