Sapphire, Art & Science

Live Online Talk



— This online conversation will be
broadcast live from L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts in Paris.

A blue gem par excellence, the popularity of the sapphire is above all linked to its color. Buy beyond the symbolic importance of this gem, its success in jewelry is due to its remarkable physical properties.

Laurent Massi, a Doctor in Physics of materials and internationally renowned gemologist worked for many years in Bangkok primarily in gemology training. He will share his knowledge of gems, of the field and the market, in a conversation with Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton, Gemologist and Art Historian, Teacher-Researcher at L’ECOLE School of Jewelry Arts.

With Laurent MassiPhysicist, Photomicrographer, Lecturer and Gemmology Professor
& Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton, Gemologist, Art Historian, Researcher & Professor at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts

Three time are slots available :

Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 pm,
in French


Thursday, September 22nd at 1:00 pm,
in English with simultaneous interpretation available in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Japanese


Thursday, September 22nd at 7:00 pm,
in English


Photo : Jan Vermeyen, Crown of the Emperor Rudolf II, 1602, Schatzkammer, KHM, Vienna ©KHM-Museumsverband