AIGS ORGANIZES FREE WEBINARS DURING LOCKDOWN
BANGKOK, March 31, 2020 – The AIGS School is organizing free webinars to entertain and educate gemstone aficionados during the coronavirus-fueled lockdown around much of the world.
The first webinar will be an overview of the history of emeralds, and the challenges of determining origins, presented by Lisbon-based gemologist Rui Galopim de Carvalho and will take place on behalf of the AIGS (Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences) starting at 7 pm Bangkok time on Thursday April 2.
All those wishing to watch the webinars, entitled “AIGS Gem Tips”, are invited to pre-register via the following link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hej-rm0KTAGNKhEV5SR-uw
“At AIGS, one of the leading gemological educational institutes in the world, we feel a responsibility to stay connected with our community through these uncertain times,” said Mr. Kennedy Ho, AIGS Chairman.
“We are now offering our collective expertise in this webinar programme through a network of recognized gemologists and influencers associated with us, to help fight the boredom at home due to COVID-19.”
A series of weekly AIGS-sponsored one-hour webinars will take place during April and beyond while the lockdown continues.
Rui Galopim is a well-known gemologist who has spoken at trade events around the world, such as Vicenzaoro and a number of gemological conferences.
He has already given popular “home gemology” webinars during the lockdown, covering topics such as the history of Brazilian diamonds, precious corals and amethyst.