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CPD Course:
Gemmology 101
for Professionals

Presented by
Mr. Dicken Sy,
Certified Gemmolgoist (Hong Kong),
Fellow Member,
Gemmological Association
of Great Britain

Gemmology 101 for Professionals
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Code: EVT000000299 Level: Intermediate
Date: 5 December 2019 (Thursday)
Language: English
Time: 14:30 - 17:45
(Reception starts at 14:00)
Accreditation(s): LSHK 3.0 CPD Points
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Presenter's Profile:
Mr. Dicken Sy

Mr. Sy is a Certified Gemmolgoist in Hong Kong and fellow member of Gemmological Association of Great Britain (one of the most reputable Gemmological Association) and was also a registered tutor for gemmology diploma courses.  He possess numerous experiences in color gems, particularly Tourmaline, Aquamarine and Fei Cui.  He has been teaching Gemmology courses including diploma and Fei Cui courses for years.  He is also the consultant for a Germany 3 generations lapidary company.

In addition to his gemologist experiences, Mr. Sy is also a project leader and corporate consultant.  He is a business consultant in a consulting company and possesses experiences in broad range of business projects in which he is engaged in various business consulting exercises; such as internal control support, business planning, commercial feasibility study, business valuation, in house training and etc.  He has served or worked on many esteemed clients both listed and non-listed with leading position in their respective industry.

Course Outline:

As a common asset being held by everybody, gem and jewelry will have money laundering implication.  In the course gemstone regarding anti-money laundering will be discussed.  The knowledge on gemstones and understanding some of the practice of the gem industry will be useful for AML/CTF.

True vs. Fake, is there anything that can be called a real gem? In this course, we will also discuss from the gemological point of view regarding what is a “Gem” and its implication in daily application, for example how to handle or analysis a dispute.  How can one tell that if the jewelry is properly priced? Does it indicate a red-flag on ML/TF? In the course we will use selected examples to discuss the pricing issue.  Real gem samples will be provided in the course and participants will have chance to practice some gem identification.

Course Content:

  • Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing
    1. Trade based and non-trade based
    2. Possibility of laundering money through the use of gemstones
    3. The Kimberley Process
  • Gemmological information related to ML/TF detection
    1. Definition of gem
    2. What are the common treatments
    3. How to determine the value of gemstone
  • The Trade description order
    1. Common disputes
    2. How to read a gemstone report

This course is provided by:  Kornerstone Limited
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