Vincent is a Consultant Field Gemologist at “VP Consulting SPC” since February 2017. From 2008-2017 he was Senior Manager, Field Gemology at the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) where he built and managed the first field gemology department in any modern gem laboratory.
Previously he was a staff and research gemologist at the Gübelin Gem Laboratory in Lucerne, Switzerland where he planned and lead four field expeditions to pearl and gemstone deposits in Tanzania, Madagascar and Burma. From 2004-2007 he was Laboratory Director at the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences in Bangkok Thailand where he published several research papers on new treatments and lead two 3-month long field expeditions to Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan.
With a career thus far that has seen him lead more than 110 field expeditions, he is internationally renowned for his dedication to all things related to gemology, gem mining but also conservation. He has published prolifically on all aspects of the subject in a host of different hard as well as web based publications the main ones of which can be found on “ResearchGate” at Vincent Pardieu publications
He produced 25 short field gemology documentaries for GIA websites and available on YouTube here.