Welcome to the International Gemological Congress IGE 2014, the 16th
Symposium of the FEEG and the Awards of the IV Contest of jewelry and
gemstone design Antonio Negeruela.
During these three days, Madrid is going to be the meeting place for
gemologists and professionals from 12 schools and laboratories from 16
different countries, together with FEEG (Federation for European Education
in Gemology), to address the latest and more innovative topics of the world
Throughout the congress you will be able to attend and enjoy more than 20
conferences and as many workshops related to gemology and its world.
Besides, you can get in touch with the leading personalities of the sector in
In parallel, we have developed a cultural and entertainment program for all
participants and accompanying persons around this beautiful and historic
city of Madrid focused on the gemological world.
I hope you will enjoy it and it will of great interest for you. Do not hesitate
to consult any needs you have along these days with me personally, or with
any member of the Spanish Gemological Institute, we will be happy to help
and make your stay in Madrid very pleasant.
See you at the congress!
President of the Spanish Gemological Institute
The Federation of European Education in Gemology (FEEG) is an association
of the leading European gemological institutes. Its first objective is to
encourage the gemological academic training in Europe through the
experience exchange between the European gemological schools and the
introduction of the standard European Gemologist qualification. The FEEG
was founded in 1995, and the Spanish Gemological Institute (IGE) was one
of its founding organizations.
The Diploma ceremony for European Gemologist qualifications is
celebrated every year in one of the schools which are part of the
Federation, during the annual Symposium and of FEEG. This year the
Symposium is held in Madrid, between January 17th and 19th, together
with the International Gemological Congress organized by the IGE.
It is a pleasure for us to invite 2013 FEEG graduates, as well as gemology
and jewelry professionals, to this event. It will be a perfect opportunity to
attend interesting lectures and workshops, establish contacts with
colleagues and companies from other countries and enjoy the cultural
program of the event.
Dr. Egor Gavrilenko
Director of Education of the Spanish Gemological Institute