Field Experiences From 1995 until now

Participating Asia Art Expo & Gems Exhibition

06-09 Sept 2018

Art Asia Expo was first held in the year 2014 organised by Younie Gallery Sdn Bhd. The main purpose was to exclusively provide a platform for local and foreign artists to introduce their works and art concept to art lovers and collectors in Malaysia. However, Art Asia came to a halt for the year 2016 and 2017 due to an economic slowdown.

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Opening Ceremony Asia Art Expo & Gems Exhibition

07 Sept 2018

Open ceremony by Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew, Tan Sri Ong Tee Kiat and Datuk Rashidi. And it is so much Exciting that Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew is visiting our Gems booth.

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Bangkok With Dr. A. Peretti from Gem Research Swisslab

06 July 2018

Dr. A. Peretti earned his PhD for “Mineral Formation in the Alps” from the Institute of Mineralogy and Petrography at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (SFIT / ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. He is also the recipient of an award from the University of Zurich for his masters’ thesis “Tectonics and Metamorphism in the Alps” and has distinctive acknowledgement by both the British (FGA) and German Gemological Association (FGG).

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Jewelry Trade Centre & Gem Tower @ Bangkok

05 - 08 July 2018

The Jewelry Trade Center (JTC) is Thailand’s leading trade premises for diamonds, gems and assorted jewelry. It comprises over 180,000 square meters of retail, office and residential space, constructed upon 4.5 acres of land in Bangkok’s thriving Central Business District.

JTC is regarded as one of the most important trading hubs for the supply of gems and other jewelry to the international market, playing host to more than 300 leading retailers and 1500 wholesalers.

Gems Tower is a place of interest in Bangkok. It is provided a lot of gem trading.

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Visit Jewelry Trade Centre , Silom Bangkok

23th Oct 2017

Jewelry Trade Center is a shoppers’ paradise located on Silom Road in downtown Bangkok. Comprising three distinct sections within this large skyscraper, you will find rare items and unbelievable bargains here.

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Chantaburi Gem Market, Thailand

20th - 22th Oct 2017

At the Chanthaburi gem market in southeastern Thailand, where buyer and seller often speak no common language, the calculator is a universal translator.

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Hong Kong Jewelry Exhibition

16th Sept 2017

Materials Section I AsiaWorld-Expo @ 13 – 17 September 2017
The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair is home to Asia’s largest gem marketplace, which can be found at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). Over 1,700 exhibitors will showcase a wide range of loose gems of diamonds, gemstones and pearls from around the world in this section of the September Fair.
• Diamonds
• Pearls
• Gemstones
• Fine Gem Pavilion
Finished Jewellery, Packaging, Tools and Equipment I Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre @ 15 – 19 September 2017
The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) is dedicated to showcasing finished jewellery products, packaging, tools and equipment. Over 2,000 fine jewellery exhibitors from around the world will occupy the various theme halls in this venue.
• CORE Pavilion
• Fine Design Pavilion
• International Premier Pavilion
• Fei Cui Gallery
• Designer Arena
• International Fine Jewellery
• Asian Fine Jewellery
• Pearl Jewellery
• Antique & Vintage Jewellery
• Silver Jewellery
• Other Finished Jewellery
• Jewellery Accessories
• Bridal Jewellery Pavilion
• Packaging, Tools & Equipment

Hong Kong Jewelry Exhibition

15th Sept 2017

Materials Section I AsiaWorld-Expo @ 13 – 17 September 2017
The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair is home to Asia’s largest gem marketplace, which can be found at AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE). Over 1,700 exhibitors will showcase a wide range of loose gems of diamonds, gemstones and pearls from around the world in this section of the September Fair.
• Diamonds
• Pearls
• Gemstones
• Fine Gem Pavilion
Finished Jewellery, Packaging, Tools and Equipment I Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre @ 15 – 19 September 2017
The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) is dedicated to showcasing finished jewellery products, packaging, tools and equipment. Over 2,000 fine jewellery exhibitors from around the world will occupy the various theme halls in this venue.
• CORE Pavilion
• Fine Design Pavilion
• International Premier Pavilion
• Fei Cui Gallery
• Designer Arena
• International Fine Jewellery
• Asian Fine Jewellery
• Pearl Jewellery
• Antique & Vintage Jewellery
• Silver Jewellery
• Other Finished Jewellery
• Jewellery Accessories
• Bridal Jewellery Pavilion
• Packaging, Tools & Equipment


Attendance of Royalty during PHD Award

23th July 2017

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Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Gemology, Kuala Lumpur

23th July 2017

Honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Gemology, Kuala Lumpur from Camden University, Arkansas, USA

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Ping Zhou Jadeite Market

4th July 2017

Pingzhou Gemstone & Jade Association was founded in 2001. The association protects the interests of its members and regulates the industry. The association established a Myanmar jadeite bidding fair in 2003 to provide an open public platform for Chinese and Burmese traders.

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Jadeite Market, Mandalay, Myanmar

04 July 2016

The jade trade in Burma consists of the mining, distribution, and manufacture of the variety of jade, called jadeite, which is produced in the nation of Burma. Most of the jadeite mined in Burma is not cut for use in Burma, instead being transported to other nations, primarily in Asia, for use in jewelry and other products. The jadeite deposits found in Burma’s northern regions is the highest quality jadeite in the world, considered precious by sources in China going as far back as the 10th century. Today, it is estimated that Burma is the origin of upwards of 70 percent of the world's supply of high-quality jadeite.

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Bogyoke Aung San Gem Market, Yangon, Myanmar

02 July 2016

Bogyoke Aung San Market (Burmese: formerly Scott's Market) is a major bazaar located in Pabedan township in central Yangon, Myanmar. Known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. Bogyoke Market is a popular black market location to exchange currency. The market also has a number of stores for local shoppers, selling medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods. It is closed on Monday, open every other day, including Sunday.

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Kazakhstan, Almaty, Jadeite Mine

2015

The jade trade in Burma consists of the mining, distribution, and manufacture of the variety of jade, called jadeite, which is produced in the nation of Burma. Most of the jadeite mined in Burma is not cut for use in Burma, instead being transported to other nations, primarily in Asia, for use in jewelry and other products. The jadeite deposits found in Burma’s northern regions is the highest quality jadeite in the world, considered precious by sources in China going as far back as the 10th century. Today, it is estimated that Burma is the origin of upwards of 70 percent of the world's supply of high-quality jadeite.

Almaty (Alma-ata) Алматы is largest city in Kazakhstan with a population of 1,421,868 (at 1st of August 2010) with about 9% of the countries population located in one city, it is certainly a hustling and bustling place to be. It also used to be the former capital of the country, until 1997 when it moved to Astana.

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Burma(Myanmar) Gem Museum & Bogyoke Gem Market

2000, 2009 & 2013

Myanmar Gems Museum, in Yangon, Myanmar, is a museum dedicated to precious Burmese gem stones. The museum is located on the third floor of a four-story building, located near Kaba Aye Pagoda.

Bogyoke Aung San Market (Burmese: formerly Scott's Market) is a major bazaar located in Pabedan township in central Yangon, Myanmar. Known for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets, the market is a major tourist destination, dominated by antique, Burmese handicraft and jewellery shops, art galleries, and clothing stores. Bogyoke Market is a popular black market location to exchange currency. The market also has a number of stores for local shoppers, selling medicine, foodstuffs, garments and foreign goods. It is closed on Monday, open every other day, including Sunday.

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Jaipur, India

2012, 2013

Jaipur Listeni/ˈdʒaɪpʊər/ (Devanāgarī: जयपुर) is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. It was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer after whom the city is named. As of 2011, the city has a population of 3.1 million, making it the tenth most populous city in the country. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India.

The economy of Jaipur is fueled by tourism, gemstone cutting, the manufacture of jewelry and luxury textiles, and information technology.

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Visit North Thailand & Maesai Gem Market

1995, 2010

Maesai is the last town on the northern tip of Thailand. The thriving gem trading center sets opposite the Burmese town of Tachilek. Border Crossing from Maesai, Thailand to Tachilek, Burma A bridge, which opens and closes at the whim of the Burmese government, spans a narrow waterway called the Sai River.

Maesai-Tachilek bridge separates two cultures that are so vastly different, yet so seemingly dependent on each other. Millions of carats of ruby rough flow across the porous border, finding their way into the market in Maesai. This is Monghsu ruby, of lower quality than the gems of Mogok, but the volume is much greater.

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Visiting Hong Kong jewelry show

1997, 2004, 2007, 2009

Hong Kong, the world’s premier trading hub for jewellery, is a free port where there are no duties or restrictions imposed on precious jewellery products or related materials. It is also the ideal springboard from which traders worldwide can venture out to the booming markets of mainland China and the rest of Asia.

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Ping Zhou & Guang Zhou Gem Market

2008 & 2009

Pingzhou Gemstone & Jade Association was founded in 2001. The association protects the interests of its members and regulates the industry. The association established a Myanmar jadeite bidding fair in 2003 to provide an open public platform for Chinese and Burmese traders.

The GuangZhou Jewelery Markets (GuangZhou Map ref Gd-8) or Semi-precious Stone Wholesale Market is a “gem” of a place to visit. Even if you don’t intend to purchase anything, but with more than 4 floors of shop upon shops stacked full of semi precious gemstone beads; semi precious stones; birthstones; agates; garnet; aquamarine; onyx; bags of pearls and different shape corals and much, much, more … From wholesale jewelery accessories to 925 Silver Findings; Brooch Fittings and other types of fashionable Jewellery Findings, the GuangZhou Jewelery Markets will stimulate your desires.

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Visit Abu Dhabi, UAE (18-22 Nov 2007). The First International Pearl Convention

2007

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (the most populous being Dubai), and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE's seven emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast. The city proper had a population of 1.5 million in 2014.

Abu Dhabi houses federal government offices, is the seat of the United Arab Emirates Government, home to the Abu Dhabi Emiri Family and the President of the UAE, who is from this family. Abu Dhabi's rapid development and urbanisation, coupled with the relatively high average income of its population, has transformed the city into a large and advanced metropolis. Today the city is the country's center of political and industrial activities, and a major cultural and commercial centre, due to its position as the capital. Abu Dhabi accounts for about two-thirds of the roughly $400-billion United Arab Emirates economy.

Abu Dhabi is the fourth most expensive city for expatriate employees in the region, and in 2014 was the 68th most expensive big city in the world.

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Bangkok & Chanthaburi

1995 - 2006

Thailand is well-known as one of the best central countries of gems and jewelries, there always the gemstones and costly metals from all over the world that being sent for cut, polish and mold a figure in the country. The central cities of gems and jewelries trading are Chanthaburi, Kanchanaburi and Bangkok. The First two provinces are well-known as mine and area for the cut process while the last one is manufacturing and marketing area. There are several places of gems and jewelries Markets in Bangkok.

This small city of about 50,000 people is the major processing and trading center for colored gemstones in Southeast Asia. It is estimated that 80% of the world's supply of ruby and sapphire passes through Chanthaburi.

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Visiting Thailand JewelryShow

1995 - 2003

The Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair is Asia's jewelry hub that presents a fascinating spread of Gold, Silver and other Jewelry, Precious & Semi-Precious Gemstones, Loose Stones (Diamonds & Pearls), Equipment, Tool and Accessories and more. The fair has a well organized design pavilion, gems and jewelry outlets, Ploi Thai jewelry Creation, Online sourcing project and business matching and zero vat zones. The biggest attraction of the event os the fact that gems and jewelry can be bought here free of any duty. Therefore, if you wish to add some exquisite pieces of gems to your collection, this is the fair that you must visit.

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GIA Graduation at Bangkok, Thailand

2002

Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. A public benefit, nonprofit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewelry.

EDUCATE - Students around the globe turn to GIA for the knowledge, skills, and credentials that launch successful gem and jewelry careers.

RESEARCH - The world leader in gemological research, GIA’s breakthrough discoveries deepen our understanding of gemstones and the world.

PROTECT - Through research, education, and unbiased gem grading and analysis, GIA strives to protect the gem and jewelry buying public by setting global quality standards.

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Visit Sri Lanka & Ratnapura Gem Mine & Gem Museum

1999

Ratnapura is a city in South-western Sri Lanka. Known as the ‘City of Gems’, Ratnapura lies at the foot of Adam’s Peak and close to Sinharaja Rain Forest.

101 Km Southeast of Colombo, Ratnapura is also the gateway to the hill country from the Southern plains. The scenic route takes you passing paddy fields, rubber plantations and tea estates.

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Participating Malaysia International Jewelry Show

1997

MIJ Exhibition Sdn Bhd was established since 1994 and was the first of its kind, organizing international jewellery exhibitions in Malaysia. For the past 20 years, MIJ has always been recognized as being one of the most spectacular international jewellery exhibitions ever organized. In 1997, the Malaysia Book of Records awarded MIJ Festival the title, “Biggest Jewellery Exhibition in Malaysia”.

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Kanchanaburi Gem Mine

1996

Famous for its vividly coloured blue Sapphires, the mines at Kanchanaburi and Bo Ploi (also spelt Bo Ploy) also produced the occasional grass green and sunflower yellow Sapphires, as well as their world famous black Spinel. The mines are situated in a jungle valley to the north west of Bangkok, the area is a very popular tourist spot and its bridge was featured in the war film “The Bridge on the River Kwai”. The main Sapphire mines are some twenty miles north of the main town. When the first discovery was made in 1918, within months thousands of artisanal miners started digging in an attempt to make their fortunes. Within a very short period, not surprisingly, the mines were all depleted.

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AIGS Graduation

1995

The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences was founded in 1978 as South East Asia’s first international gemological education facility. The school was founded in order to provide professional training for those who were looking to expand their opportunities within the gem and jewelry industry, as well as increase the general public's knowledge and appreciation of gemstones. Today, AIGS has become a world recognized international gemological school, where many students from all over the world come together to learn and forge relationships that will last throughout their careers.

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