Masterstones will be the sponsor of the 3rd Italian Meeting of Gemology CIGES 2012 which will be held in Florence on September 24th and 25th 2012 at the “Istituto degli Innocenti”, and organized by the Museum of Natural History of the University of Florence, by the University of Bari and by “La Sapienza” University of Rome. The meeting calls upon both researchers of the different branches of Earth Science – particularly focusing on young people – and people working in the gemology and goldsmith fields. Download pdf abstract

The topic of CIGES 2012 will be “Gems: Research, Tradition and News”.

Italian and international specialists will discuss many topics about historical, geological – depositary and trade aspects besides the more gemological ones. Innovations foreseen in the different areas of this field will be discussed with particular attention.

The meeting is aimed at giving to mineralogists, scientists, gemologists and specialists the opportunity to gather and share opinions, in order to widen their own knowledge and create a synergy profitable for the field as a whole.

Days planning

The meeting will be held in the prestigious “Brunelleschi Hall”, inside the “Istituto degli Innocenti” located in Piazza SS. Annunziata, 12, Florence.

The meeting will start on Monday, September 24th and really important academic and civil authorities will attend it.

Some people will speak for 45 minutes and there will be scientific communications lasting 20 – 30 minutes. A picture session about the different meeting topic is also foreseen.

A round table will take place at the end of the first day and really important Professors, Gemologists, Traders and Politicians will attend it.

At the end of the two days guests will be given the opportunity to visit the “Cristalli” exhibition at “La Specola” Zoology department of the Museum of Natural History in Florence.