General Meetings

GM Collage 2015Each month, September through June, INC organizes gatherings for our membership. We strive to take you to unique places that perhaps you didn’t know about or wouldn’t have access to on your own. Or maybe we’re just taking you somewhere you’d prefer to visit with a group. Either way we try to introduce INC members to the cultural life here in Madrid.

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Next Event: General Meeting January – Pearls are the girl’s best friend!

January 25, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm


Could we start the year better than having a conference about pearls and organic gems?
Organic gems have always been a part of mankind’s history. They are the first amulets and adornments that men have used and they have been with us till now.

We’ ll take a tour through different gems of organic origin, starting with pearls, corals, amber, jet, and ivory.
Cristina Rzepka de Lombas is a geologist, gemologist, appraiser of gemstones and jewelry and an expert in diamonds and gemstone grading.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the IGE and is director of education in the Spanish Gemological Academy, South American Academy, Central American Academy and Carribean Gem. Academy.

Hope to see many of you as this is a unique moment to learn about pearls and gems. A fantastic coffee break will be served.
My best wishes for 2018, Brigitte De Cleer!!!

When: Thursday,25 January from 11.00 am till 12.30.

Where: IGE Instituto Gemologico  Español.
              Calle Alenza,1
              28003 Madrid

Metro: Rios Rozas. 50 m from the venue.

Buses: 12,45,3,37,149

Parking: Calle Ponzano,85
                Calle Alenza,18


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