GIA Introduction to Opals Seminar
Opal is known for its unique display of flashing rainbow colors called play-of-color. There are two broad classes of opal: precious and common. Because opal has the colors of other gems, the Romans thought it was the most precious and powerful of all. The Bedouins believed that opals contained lightning and fell from the sky during thunderstorms. When Australia’s mines began to produce opals commercially in the 1890s, it quickly became the world’s primary source for this October birthstone. This GIA talk will provide an in-depth cultural background on a gemstone that has been wildy misunderstood throughout history. Expect an interesting and exciting introduction to Opals and the many different types that exist in the world!
GIA is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology and the jewelry arts. GIA's instructors share their professional expertise and indepth knowledge on gemstones and minerals.
* A complimentary $100 Loupe Teahouse cash voucher will be offered per pax for enrolment in this seminar.
* Participants are required to print their tickets or show their e-tickets after enrollment. Please arrive 15 mins before the session, with your tickets at our reception.
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* No Refund.