On the 24th of March 2012 At 7:00 pm, EBBA organized a seminar with Mr. Sherif El Sirgany. The event took place at Marriott Hotel in Zamalek, where Eng. Ibrahim Moustapha –EBBA Board member & Secretary General - welcomed the attendance and wished all a lovely evening, then gave the word to Mr. Rafik Attia – Chairman of EBBA - who in turn welcomed the honorable guests and the audience and Mr. Sherif El Sirgany - Board member & President of the Association of the Global Jewelry Designers. The later then started his lecture about the gems, and Diamonds in particular, which is considered the most precious.
In his commentary, he has elaborated about how diamond is formed in nature, different types, the largest producing countries, methods of carving and polishing, and the factors that affect rating and consequently value, namely color - purity - weight – and shape.
He explained how refining a stone represents 80% of its value, as it is the hardest precious stone on earth, due to the fact that it is composed of perfectly crystalized amorphous carbon that went under great pressure and high temperature far beneath the ground.
He also pointed out that honesty and trust are the most important elements in the trading profession of jewelry and gems. He also revealed that in the modern times, a device is used to distinguish between Natural and Artificial diamonds, mentioning that General Electric Company produced a device that can actually produce artificial diamonds.
He illustrated some models of different diamond stones on the screen & responded to all questions that arose by attendees in details.
Afterwards, his daughter presented another speech about other types of gems, such as Sapphire, Ruby. She also responded to questions from audience.
Next, his son made some notes about natural and artificial pearl, then replied to all the questions arose by the audience. Finally, the attendees went for dinner.
The event ended at 11:00 pm.
Photo Gallery of the Event
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