Mrs. Sanchez with the President of Jiangxi University of Applied Science Mr. Yulin Huang(first from her left), and the founder of Guanghua Institute of Gem and Mineral Resources, Mr. Guanghua Liu (second from her left) and Madam He Ping, the deputy director of Dr. Guanghua Liu’s Museum (her right) during the event
Paloma Sanchez, the award-winning gemmologist and jewelry designer worldwide, was appointed as a Guest Professor and International Adviser for Guanghua Institute of Gem and Mineral Resources under Jiangxi University of Applied Sciences recently.
Mrs. Sanchez with Mr. Baojun Li, the Training Center Director of National Gemstone Testing Center
Founded in 2019, the Guanghua Institute of Gem and Mineral Resources aims to build a bridge between Jiangxi Universtity of Applied Sciences and international experts, led by Dr. Professor Guanghua Liu and Dr. Professor Eugene Huang. As a part of Jiangxi University of Applied Sciences, this institute will structure a center integrating with education, scientific research and service such as gem identification. Dr. Guanghua Liu’s Natural Heritage Museum that is in construction will be a significant part exhibiting finest and rarest stones as well as fossils, which certainly is going to bring a great contribution to China’s society.
The preview exhibition of Dr. Guanghua Liu’s Natural Heritage Museum in the first floor of school library was held recently as inauguration to break the ground. There were a large number of exquisite and rare minerals, gems and fossils from all over the world,including some of the world's top exhibits and first-ever fine works in the exhibition that welcomed all industrial scholars and most VIP guests. Chairman of Chenlin Education Group and President of Jiangxi University of Applied Sciences - Mr. Yulin Huang, Secretary of the Party Committee Diyun Peng, Executive Director Shenghuai Yu as well as the School Headmaster Shenghua Wang all attended the ceremony.
“I feel very honored to take this role as a guest professor and witness the development of gem and mineral resources in China”, said Mrs. Sanchez, “It’s the first time for me to see such a large project featuring gem and mineral resources. I am sure this institute will be very promising in China, just like the Gemological Institute of America in the world”.
Dr. Guanghua Liu, who initiated the institute and a friend of Mrs. Sanchez, addressed that the influence of Paloma Sanchez as a gem huntress in the world and her achievement over the years, would definitely meet the needs they were looking for.
The Jiangxi University of Applied Sciences,situated in Nanchang City, the capital of Jiangxi Province, is a private university approved by the Ministry of Education of The People's Republic of China since 1984. With more than 17,000 enrolled students and 3,000 staff members in its picturesque campus which covers an area of 1.1 million squaremeters, the launch of the Guanghua Institute of Gem and Mineral Resources provides fresh blood to the campus.