[Video] Sapphire, Art & Science

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.

Sapphire, Art & Science

This online conversation was broadcasted live from L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts in Paris.

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’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts.

Photo: Roman sapphire cameo (probably Sri Lanka) depicting Venus feeding an eagle, 1st century
© Image courtesy of the Fitzwillian Museum, Cambridge

Photo: Jan Vermeyen, Crown of Emperor Rudolf II, 1602. Schatzkammer, KHM, Vienna