Hpone-Phyo Kan Nyunt

Head of Laboratory at Gubelin Gem Lab, Hong Kong, has many years of experience in the analysis of treatments and the origin determination of colored gemstone.

Hpone-Phyo began his gemological career in 2004 at the AGTA lab in New York, followed by position , as a research coordinator and laboratory technician at at the GIA in Thailand.

In January 2013, Hpone-Phyo joined the Gubelin Gem Lab in Hong Kong. A native Burmese, Hpone-Phyo regularly visits mines and markets in Burma and other gemstone mining areas in different countries, further extending his knowledge and understanding of rubies, sapphires and emeralds.

Hpone-Phyo has authored and co-authored many articles in gemological journals and trade magazines.