She demonstrates a unique ability to stitch together widely diverse topics—such as gemology
, folk remedies, grottoes, painting, literature, physics and religion—using geology as a thread.
A certification and chart from the International Gemology
Institute used by Malabar Gold & Diamonds.
With entries from more than 350 local, regional and international designers, the winners walked away with trophies, certificates and prizes awarded by GIA Middle East, the world's foremost authority in gemology
Holmes went on to study gemology
and jewelry arts at the Gemological Institute of America in Santa Monica, Calif.
A basic course in gemology
or jewellery designing can fetch you a salary in the range of `10,000 to `18,000 a month.
Following completion of the project, local gemstones dealers would be equipped with modern knowledge and training of gemology
besides producing skilled labor force for gem cutting industry.
Until recently, it was housed at the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California, on loan to the GIA Museum's exhibit, "The Beauty of Science: Gems & Gemology
Celebrates 80 Years.
More importantly, though, she has become something of an armchair gemology
The Institute fulfills its mission of protecting the public trust in gems and jewelry through professional education programs and beneficiation efforts; gemology
research and laboratory services; by supporting 100,000 active alumni; and through GIA's library and museum.
Steps have been taken by Sri Lanka's Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy (MOERE) to set up a gemology
laboratory in Ratnapura where the gem sector is established.
Also returning are daily seminars conducted by GIA Middle East, the world's foremost authority in gemology
Aiming to add more value, the show is featuring seminars, organised by Gemology
Institute of America, targeting those interested in knowing what actually goes into the making of their stunning jewellery designs," added Saif Mohammed Al Midfa.