Mikko Astrom (“MAGILABS”, Finland)
- Date: May 27, 2021
- Length: 2h 1m
In this lecture Mikko will demonstrate the use of portable spectroscopical instruments in screening and identification of natural and synthetic diamonds. In the seminar we will focus on the use of Magilabs Gemmo-series instruments, such as GemmoRaman, GemmoFTIR, GemmoSphere (UV-Vis-NIR) and EXA/J-SCREEN photoluminescence spectrometer. The proper interpretation of the results, important decision making rules and limitations of each technology will be discussed
Mikko is a gemologist FGA (with Distinction), software & database engineer, laboratory technician and entrepreneur having more than 30 years of experience as a gemologist, head of the diploma courses of Gem-A teaching center in Finland and author of gemological articles and course materials. He has worked extensively in the field of gemological spectroscopy, designing and inventing UV-Vis-NIR, Raman, PL, FTIR, EDXRF and other laboratory instruments. He is a co-founder and CEO of company Magilabs Oy (Ltd) specialized in manufacturing of advanced gemological instruments. Mikko has lectured extensively about spectroscopy of diamonds and colored gems in various conferences and workshops including Gem-A, HRD, MGJC and IGE. In 2019, he received together with Alberto Scarani the Antonio C. Bonanno Award for Excellence in Gemology from the Accredited Gemologists Association.