Gem conference returns to Tucson

The International Colored Gemstone Association's annual Gemstone Industry and Laboratory Conference will return to Tucson this year.
The International Colored Gemstone Association’s annual Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference will return to Tucson this year.
For more than a decade ICA has organised GILC in various parts of the world, bringing industry leaders together to present research findings and discuss gemmological and certification or laboratory issues.
This year’s GILC, an invitation-only event, will be held on February 1 at the Tucson Convention Centre.
Topics to be covered at the conference include:
– Andesine: controversies on origins treatments and disclosures
– Emerald treatments detection and laboratory reports
– Nomenclature for lead glass filled corundum
– Ethical mining, trade and laboratory issues
GILC chairman Sushil Goyal said a report of the discussion and outcomes of GILC in Tucson will be shared with the international gem and jewellery industry after the conference.