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:

“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.

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