This year our fabulous line up of Scientific Seminars that form part of our Federal Conference will be available for all to attend, either virtually via zoom, or in person
This year our fabulous line up of Scientific Seminars that form part of our Federal Conference will be available for all to attend, either virtually via zoom, or in person at various local GAA hubs around the country. Contact your local division to book your place today! Note that starting time is Perth time, as the Perth division is hosting this event.
What is a good cut and how does it influence the appearance of a gem?
Understanding the fundamentals of how light reacts with a stone, and why some stones are darker or lighter, or why some even show two or three colours, all play a role in deciding how to cut a gemstone to its best advantage.
In this presentation you will learn more about the science and art behind cutting a gemstone and the decisions a gem cutter needs to make, to yield the best gemstone.
Laura has been working in the jewellery industry for over 10 years, and obtained her gemmology diploma in 2014. She is the owner of Tatum Gems and has been professionally cutting gemstones for seven years, trained in both specialist repair work and custom cutting across all gemstone materials, including having dabbled in diamond cutting. Laura is a proud lecturer for the GAA and has held roles on the South Australian committee, including education officer, BOS&E representative and is currently the state president. She was most recently one of 12 lapidarists invited to participate in the Lapidary Extravaganza from Somewhere In The Rainbow at the 2019 Tucson show.