Delegate Profile

Rui Galopim de Carvalho

Job TitleVice-President of Coral Commission

Company NameCIBJO - The World Jewellery Confederation


Rui Galopim de Carvalho FGA DGA, is a passionate gemmologist and graduate of Gem-A with an active social media presence focusing on the spread of accurate knowledge and appreciation of gemstones. He is currently engaged in the study of precious coral in his role as Vice-President of the Coral Commission for CIBJO (The World Jewellery Confederation) and as Vice-President of Sector A. An accomplished author, Rui has published research on the history and use of gem materials with a focus on Portuguese Jewellery studies across the National Museums and treasures of the Church. 


A speaker at a number of international gemmological events, Rui is a member of the Communications Committee of ICA (International Coloured Gemstone Association), associate editor of Gem-A’s peer reviewed Journal, The Journal of Gemmology, and General Counsel of the Portuguese Jewellery Association, also sitting on the jury committee for licenced Jewellery Appraisers in the National Assay Office in Portugal. 

Conference Sessions

  • Gem-A Presents: Precious Coral & Sustainability

    Tuesday09:45 - 11:1503 Sep 2019
    Catwalk theatre

    Precious coral has been cherished for millennia and used historically in Jewellery and as talismans. It also carries a real sense of cultural heritage in the co...

    • Language: English

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