GEMSTONES AS INVESTMENT
GÜBELIN | Via Palermo, 10 Milano
20 Ottobre 2022 | 16:30 – 17:30 | Language: Inglese
Gemstones are the most concentrated form of value. Some rare specimens, particularly rubies or fancy coloured diamonds, can store values exceeding EUR 5 million per gram (!). This makes gems highly mobile vehicles of value, especially in times of uncertainty. However, gauging the value of a gemstone is a complex topic, and subtle nuances can make a difference in value of orders of magnitude. Investing in gemstones demands expertise, as well as time, and a trusted network. With almost 100 years of experience in analysing the world’s most precious gemstones, diamonds and pearls, the Gübelin Gem Lab is well-positioned to give a glimpse into the topic of investing in gemstones.
About the Speaker
Daniel Nyfeler – Managing Director Gübelin Gem Lab
A geologist by formation, Daniel did his Master’s thesis in the Limpopo belt in Southern Africa. As part of his PhD in mineralogy at the University of Berne, he worked on a joint research project on superconductors at the IBM Research Lab in Rüschlikon, Zürich, together with Georg J. Bednorz (nobel prize in physics, 1987). He then joined an international management consultancy, where he worked for several years as a strategy consultant. Daniel took over the position of Managing Director of the Gübelin Gem Lab in 2003, overseeing the expansion of the lab to Hong Kong and New York. He was also in charge of the Provenance Proof initiative developing a range of technologies to bring transparency in the gemstone industry. Daniel is also a member of the CIBJO Technology Committee.