After the success launch of The Gem Museum within SJGF2017, we are bringing them back to the showfloor once again with a brand new exhibit! This year, expect the following highlights:
- Gemstone World Map
- 20kg Tektite (space rock)
- 20kg Fossilized Coral
- Rough Diamonds in various colors
The Gem Museum aims to spread the love of gemmology through a variety of educational events and programmes that will walk you through the life cycle of various gemstones, rocks and minerals from the Mine to Market.
EVENT HIGHLIGHT: GEM RENDEZVOUS @ SJGF2018
Date: 27 October 2018, Saturday
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Gem Rendezvous serves to bring together like-minded gem lovers (minerals included!) to come and share about their passion and experiences. This session will bring together 3 speakers followed by a panel and Q&A session. The rest of the session will be a time of networking. There will also be exciting programs lining up for participants, with interesting and informative sharing sessions by trade and industry players.
2:00 - 2:15pm - Opening Speech
2:15 -2:40pm - Topic 1: Gem Identification Instrument - Its usefulness and role in the trade
Speaker: Mr. Sim Hwa San | Head of R&D, Presidium Pte Ltd.
2:40 - 3:05pm - Topic 2: Diamonds from Southeast Asia - Kalimantan Diamonds
Speaker 2: Mr. Tay Thye Sun | Founder & Director of Far East Gem Lab & Far East Gem Institute
3:05 - 3:30pm - Topic 3: Diamond Mining in Australia - New source for Fancy Yellow Diamonds
Speaker: Mr. Jim Richards | Executive Chairman, POZ Minerals Limited
3:30 - 4:15pm - Panel Discussion + Q&A
4:30 - 5:00pm - Networking
To register for Gem Rendezvous, please click here.
About The Gem Museum
The Gem Museum is Singapore’s first and most comprehensive private museum located in the heart of the Bras Basah. Bugis district, housed in a preserved heritage building that was once the precinct of a renowned all-boy’s institution – Catholic High School – along Queen Street. The museum features a wide range of gems and minerals from around the world, including a range of coloured diamonds and a rock garden.
The museum first opened its doors on 1 June 2015, as an initiative by Far East Gem Institute to bring knowledge and experience of gemmology to the public. Most of the gems and minerals on display belong to the private collection of Far East Gem Institute’s founder, Mr. Tay Thye Sun.