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Jan Asplund - Scandinavian Gem Academy

Jan Asplund

Jan Asplund is a gemmological consultant specializing primarily in the identification and valuation of diamonds, both cut and rough, as well as coloured gemstones and jewellery.

He received his FGA (Diploma in Gemmology) and DGA (Gem Diamond Diploma) through Gem-A in 2011, his BA in History from the Mälardalens University in 2000 and studied geology and gemmology at Luleå Technical University (2005 – 2007), cultural and industrial history at the Uppsala University (1998 – 2000), and archival science at Karlstads University (1998 – 1999). Jan also took his Accredited Jewelry Professional – AJP (Gemological Institute of America 2011), Introduction to Watches (International School of Gemology 2012), Jewellers Education Foundation – Graduate Sales Associate (American Gem Society 2011), Blacksmithing (Sätergläntan 2002) and Silversmithing (Tärna Folkhögskola 1996).

He is a board member of the Swedish Gemmological Association, fellow and diamond member of Gem-A and initiator and organizer of the Scandinavian Gem Symposium.