Franck Notari

Franck Notari is a respected research gemologist and instructor. In 1996 Mr. Notari founded GemTechLab—an independent laboratory located in Geneva, Switzerland. Today, Mr. Notari and his colleague Thomas Hainschwang of Gemlab (Liechtenstein) Laboratory have merged their respective labs to form GGTL Laboratories ( The combination of the vast experience of these two gemological laboratories plus their unique and considerable pool of equipment increased the capabilities of the GGTL Laboratories to an incomparable level.

Prior to GGTL, Mr. Notari was also Research Manager and Laboratory Manager at GIA for two years. He has published numerous articles in collaboration with the University of Nantes, particularly on diamonds ("asteriated" hydrogen rich diamonds, HPHT treatment of diamonds containing CO2, pink and brown diamonds, ABC Diamonds, diamond graphitization, etc.) and colored stones (corundum, spinel, tanzanite, euclase, etc).

Mr. Notari also teaches laboratory gemology classes at the University of Nantes on the detection of treatment (emerald, corundum, tanzanite, black diamond) and synthesis identification (beryl, corundum, spinel, quartz, etc.).

Franck Notari's main research interests pertain to corundum and emerald (geographical origin, treatment, synthesis, etc.); he also designs high tech analytical equipment for gemological research.

2014 Tucson Conference - February 5, 2014

About the AGA Conference & Gala - Topic & Speaker Info

Conference check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Conference sessions from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Continental breakfast, light lunch & Gala ticket are included with the conference fee.

The evening will conclude with a festive dinner and awards ceremony, honoring this year's winner of the prestigious AGA Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology.

The Gala Champagne Reception is from 6:30 to 7:30 pm followed by the Gala Dinner Dance & Bonanno Award Ceremony from 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.

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