Beatrice Barzaghi, GIA graduate gemologist, analyses a blue sapphire under a microscope.
I studied diamonds at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) in New York;
Beatrice Barzaghi with her classmate Mo at the GIA in New York.
where I met dealers of fancy colored diamonds
Alan Bronstein’s Aurora Butterfly of Peace diamond collection is a masterpiece made up of 240 natural fancy coloured diamonds.
known worldwide and sightholders.
Selection of rough diamonds.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has been the first institute to have carried out a scientific, systematic and rigid classification of diamond quality, commonly accepted throughout the world. Because of this, gems certified by this institute are recognized on the market at a higher price than those certified by other institutes. The criteria used by other institutes are considered ‘softer’; the International Gemological Institute (IGI) and Hoge Raad voor Diamant (HRD) are internationally recognized certificates.
My passion for gemstones led me to study colored gems at the GIA in London,
Beatrice Barzaghi graduated gemologist at the GIA in London.
where I met mine owners whom I later visited.
During the London experience, handling hundreds of stones every day for months, I discovered a strange perception that arises from the contact with each stone:
Perception of the energy of the stones.
as if by bringing my hand closer I could feel the intensity and quality of the vibrations emanating from each stone. Intrigued and surprised by this sensation, Beatrice spoke about it with her medium friend Emanuela Casadei Giunchi, who opened up a new perspective for me: “this special sensitivity for the energy of matter is your gift, which helps people on their existential journey”.