Monday, October 8, 2018
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Diamond Synthesis Review
Recent technological breakthroughs have yielded exceptionally large, high-quality laboratory-grown diamonds grown by high-pressure and high-temperature (HPHT). From the frontiers of diamond growth comes this look at the latest laboratory-grown diamonds and the next generation of low-priced, mass-produced goods with physical properties never encountered before.
DR. SALLY EATON-MAGAÑA
Senior Research Scientist
Dr. Sally Eaton-Magaña is a research scientist at GIA in Carlsbad, California, where she investigates the physics of natural, treated, and synthetic diamonds. Dr. Eaton-Magaña received a PhD in chemical engineering from Case Western Reserve University.
DR. HIROSHI KITAWAKI
General Manager, Research Division
Central Gem Laboratory, Tokyo
Dr. Hiroshi Kitawaki is general manager of the research division of the Central Gem Laboratory in Japan, which he joined in 2011. Previously he was director of the research laboratory at the Gemmological Association of All Japan (GAAJ)-Zenhokyo. His gemological research is mainly focused on the application of spectrophotometers, X-ray fluorescence analysis, micro Raman spectroscope, cathodoluminescence (CL), and photoluminescence (PL) analysis to gem identification. Dr. Kitawaki is a member of the Gemological Society of Japan and International Gemmological Conference (IGC).
Vice President of Research and Development
GIA New York
Dr. Wuyi Wang has more than 20 years of research experience in diamond geochemistry and the treatments of diamonds and other gem materials. He holds a Ph.D. in mineralogy, experimental petrology, and geochemistry from the University of Tsukuba in Japan and a bachelor's degree in geology from the Beijing University. Dr. Wang is widely published in gemological and geological magazines, including GIA's award-winning journal - Gems & Gemology, Rapaport, Journal of Gemmology, American Mineralogist, Earth & Planetary Science Letters, and Journal of Geophysical Research. He has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including the American Gem Society and Richard T. Liddicoat Awards, and the Dr. Edward J. Gubelin Most Valuable Article Award from Gems & Gemology. Dr. Wang has been a research scientist at the GIA Laboratory in New York since 2000.