Hello, I’m Charlie (Charles) Bexfield. I am a tutor at Gem-A London, where I have taught gemmology and diamond diploma students for nearly 3 years. I have a great passion for gemstones, minerals and everything gemmology. I am always keen to learn more; taking opportunities as they come. This talk came about because a miner from Afghanistan contacted me explaining he had an exciting new find: pink diaspore. I tentatively sent him my money and a few weeks later the material arrived on my desk. In this talk we are going to cover what diaspore is; its known localities; issues with faceting and finally identifying features of the new pink diaspore. I have a good selection of both rough and faceted specimens, of which I will share imagery with you all.
If anybody has any questions in advance or would like more information regarding the material as well as how to source some, please do contact me. My email is email@example.com