Conference Scientific Seminar: Inside Out: Journey into the Center of a Gem

2021Sun23May10:30 amSun11:30 amConference Scientific Seminar: Inside Out: Journey into the Center of a Gemwith Billie Hughes BA FGA

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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. Note that starting time is Perth time, as the Perth division is hosting this event. To book your place;

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria
  • Queensland
  • Western Australia
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania

Precious gemstones are celebrated for the outward beauty, particularly for shining colours that capture our attention. Beyond their fascinating beauty, each of Mother Nature’s gems encapsulates part of Earth’s history, a story millions of years in the making. Join us on a journey into this hidden space inside of a gemstone. Together we will explore the microscopic depths of rubies and sapphires, seeing a world that most have never glimpsed.

Billie will discuss microscopy techniques we can use to best observe inclusions. She will also demonstrate how to use their searchable Hyperion inclusion database to learn more about how inclusions can be used in gemmological identification.

Billie graduated from UCLA in 2011, she qualified as a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (FGA) in 2013.

Billie’s photographic work has been published in Terra Spinel, the Wall Street Journal, Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector’s Guide, Ruby & Sapphire: A Gemologist’s Guide and Inside Out. She has delivered lectures in China, France, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the UK, and the US. Her articles, gemological images and photomicrographs have appeared in Gems & Gemology, The Gemguide, The Journal of the Gemmological Association of Hong Kong, and InColor magazine. She has won prizes from the Nikon Small World, Gem-A, Clemson University, and Close-Up Photographer of the Year competitions.



May 23, 2021 10:30 am - 11:30 am GMT+8 (Perth time)(GMT+08:00)


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