Dr. Dietmar Schwarz, Director of AIGS Laboratory

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      Dr. Dietmar Schwarz       Director of AIGS Laboratory

A renowned colored stone gemologist and world-leading authority on emeralds, Dr. Dietmar Schwarz assumed the position of Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) Lab Director in October 2013. 
Dr. Schwarz's career in gemology has spanned four decades and three continents, having served as Head of Research at Gubelin Laboratory for more than two decades, as well as spending a further seven years lecturing at the University of Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais, Brazil. He has also been involved with a great number of research projects and actively presents colored stone lectures, seminars and workshops at gem laboratories, trade associations and educational institutions, both within Thailand and further afield.
A noted gemological author, Dr. Schwarz published his first book, "Esmeralda", in 1987, with his most recent work being 2012's "Geographic Origin Determination of Colored Gemstones". In addition, he has been a prolific author and co-author of numerous notable gemological research papers, especially in the field of emeralds.


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Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, September 2015