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GIA Hosts Melo Reflections in Bangkok
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Thailand will host a pearl lecture, “Melo Reflections,” by Nicholas Sturman, GIA supervisor of pearl identification, on July 28 at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Bangkok. This presentation will take attendees through the melo pearl phenomenon that has captured the attention of connoisseurs. Sturman will share information on all aspects of this type of pearl, from its origins to the gemological characteristics that make it so sought after by collectors and dealers alike.
Sturman has more than 22 years of experience in the detailed examination of pearls. He obtained his fellowship and diamond membership of The Gemmological Association of Great Britain and spent more than 16 years studying pearls in the Kingdom of Bahrain, where he was the gemological advisor to the governments Gem and Pearl Testing Laboratory. He writes for various gemological publications and has given presentations in the Middle East and several other countries, including the U.K., Switzerland and Thailand.
This event is free to attend, but do RSVP by July 27 because space is limited. The presentation begins at 6 p.m. in the Pacific Room 1-3 on the 21st floor of the Pan Pacific Bangkok Hotel.