The third Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conference will be held in Syracuse, Italy, following meetings in Greece in 2015 and in Spain earlier this year.
The conference is due to take place from May 11 to 14, and is organized by IGL Greece, CGL-GRS Canada in conjunction with CERTILINE Italy and supported by NAJA USA, the organizers said in a statement.
The major theme of the conference will be colored diamonds, with six presenters covering the topic. In addition, there will be four international speakers on gems, cutting and jewelry.
There will be workshops on a range of issues, including Screening and Identification of Mounted Small and Melee Synthetic Diamonds by Branko Deljanin (CGL-GRS) and George Spyromilios (IGL); and Identification and Grading of Treated and Natural Colored Diamonds by Branko Deljanin (CGL-GRS) and Thomas Gelb (Natural Colored Diamond Association).