Rui Galopim de Carvalho’s elegant presentation was dazzling and mesmerizing.
The photos of exquisite pieces of jewelry captured the audience and the imagination of designers and gem-lovers alike. Rui has his FGA and DGA and is the founder of the first Gemological Laboratory in Portugal (LABGEM).
He is an international gemological ambassador and is well known throughout the jewelry world of museums, trade associations, gem-related educational institutions and national trade shows. He is editor of Portugal Gemas the only Portuguese speaking digital newsletter and he is also an author.
His book Precious Stones in Art and Devotion is the result of his love for beautiful design, precious gems and his homeland Portugal!
His vast knowledge, combined with a stunningly beautiful power point presentation, created a wonderful, memorable evening for all those who attended.
His talk concentrated on the important role Brazilian gem discoveries played in influencing the creations of big-name designers world-wide. This abundance of colorful gems from Brazil played an important role.
It promoted public interest in the use of natural shapes, unusual combinations of colors, textures and various metals.
Rui is currently Executive Liaison Ambassador for the ICA – International Colored Gemstone Association and certainly will enrich the Gemological world with more of his writings and talks in the future.