Olivier Segura

Olivier Segura is the Director of the Laboratoire Francais de Gemmologie (LFG), The French Gemological Laboratory, based in Paris, France.

Olivier Segura has a unique academic and professional background, blending diverse skills, each of which have contributed to his success in the gem and jewelry field. He holds two degrees from Paris University, an MSc in Biology and Geology and a Master's degree in Marketing and Communications; a Graduate Gemologist (GG) certification from GIA; a DUG from Nantes University on the orange luminescence of gem corundum (2012) and field experience in various parts of the world, including extensive time in Burma, deepening his knowledge of gem markets and developing relationships with key people at important mining operations.

Since 2011, when the French Gemological Laboratory changed ownership from the Paris Chamber of Commerce to the French Jewelry Union, he has focused his skills on raising the professional standards of the laboratory to new heights, expanding staff, adding more sophisticated instrumentation, and managing a team of gemologists working on diamonds, colored gemstones and pearl testing.

Olivier Segura continues to be involved in gem research, working in cooperation with the gemology team of the University of Nantes – and Bonanno award winner Emmanuel Fritsch! His area of special interest is pearl testing using innovative, cutting-edge X-ray topography-tomography equipment acquired by the lab. He regularly organizes conferences with the LFG and is a featured lecturer at conferences on a variety of gemological topics.

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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