Our laboratories are equipped with state of the art gemmological equipment such as:
Raman spectroscopy; Photo-luminescence spectroscopy; Infrared spectroscopy; Ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy; Energy Dispersive X-ray fluorescence; laser induced breakdown spectroscopy; Laser-Ablation; Infrared imaging; UV imaging & Keyence microscope (up to 5000 magnification)
Comparative analysis on one of the most complete data base in gemmology.
A reference collection of more than 9000 samples including most gemstones, all known synthetic made, all enhancement ever detected and more than 4000 gem-quality samples for origin determination for Spinel, Chrysoberyl, Opal, Emerald; Ruby & Sapphire. More than than 30 countries of origin referenced.
Fully equipped research facility to always be ahead.
Our research center is equipped with state of the art heating furnaces and cutting facility, used for research and development for authentication of enhancement and research on origin determination only.
Founder & Managing Director
M.P.H Curti, Graduate Gemmologist is the director of Bellerophon Group since august 2018. Started his career as a gemstone cutter in Burma (Myanmar). Worked in Mozambique with Gemfields. Later traveling to many gem deposit and gem centers in Asia, Africa, Europe and America. Assisted with the discovery of a new mineral, worked with GRS, Thailand, and featured in a GIA article about the discovery of a new gem deposit.
T.Rozet, Advanced Training Course from SSEF and Graduate Gemmologist from Gem-A (GA) is the Bangkok Managing Partner of Bellerophon Gemlab BOI. Successfully finished the intense gemmological program with a detailed approach to identifying treatment and origin of ruby, sapphire, and emerald.
Dr. Dietmar Schwarz is the senior chief Gemmologist of Bellerophon since October 2019. Renowned gemmologist and world foremost authority on Emerald, spent more than 20 years as head of research at Gubelin laboratory in Switzerland, worked under and with the guidance of Dr. Eduard Gubelin, author of "Esmeralda" (1987) & "Geographic Origin Determination of Colored Gemstones" (2012), also a prolific author & co-author of numerous notable gemmological articles.
Laboratory Manager & Gemmologist
E. Marlin is the Laboratory manager and a Gemmologist of Paris, holder of the FGA diploma, worked for Cartier Paris, she is a dedicated member of our team with a specialty in analytical operation. She interpretes data on instruments such as FTIR and Raman microspectroscopy.
P.Kaewpuang is a dedicated member of our team, she manages and handles all administrations related to the activities of Bellerophon Bangkok.
Client Relationship Manager
K. Sunthornsukkit is a dedicated member of our team, she manages and handles most administrations related to shipping and the client relationship activities of Bellerophon Bangkok.
Photography & Analyst
B.Ploypailin is a dedicated member of our team with a specialty in computer design. Managing analytical collection department. She also operates analytical instruments such as FTIR, EDXRF, and UV-vis. She provides gemmologists with the required data.
S.Tapprasert is a dedicated member of our team with a specialty in analytical operation. She operates instruments such as 3D scan, FTIR, and Raman spectroscope. She provides gemmologists with the required data collection.
Monruedee Duang Sri is a dedicated member of our team with a specialty in analytical operation. She operates instruments such as EDXRF and Raman spectroscope. She provides gemmologists with the required data collection.
A.Poomkokrak is a dedicated member of our team, a graduate in computer graphics from Thanaburi College she handles most graphic design projects.
A. Sawatasri is a dedicated member of our team with a specialty in analytical operation. He operates instruments such as EDXRF and Raman spectroscope. He provides gemmologists with the required data collection.
H.P. Ellia is the research analyst, a dedicated member of our team with a specialty in analytical operation. He operates instruments such as EDXRF and Raman spectroscope. He provides gemmologists with the required data collection, and pre authenticate gemstone.
P. Hinnemann is a dedicated member of our french team. In its third and final year as a bachelor expert gemmologist from the french Institut National de Gemmologie (ING), in Paris. He provides gemmologist with chemical data about gemstone, help in research as well a learn to be a gemmologist.
G.Musilli is a doctor in Earth Science, with specialization in Crystallography, Petrography and Mineralogy from the University of Milan coupled with a bachelor in Geoscience from the University of Turin. Her thesis on Ethiopian Emerald received the best year thesis award "Ernesto Fea". She is currently a gemmologist in the Paris team.
Ferdin Joe J.J, PHD
F.J.J Joseph, PHD is a lecturer in the Thai-Nichi institute of Technology, specialized in data science, with a P.H.D in computer Science and Information systems. He provides us with reliable system for data processing and comparative analysis.
Dr. C. Curti, PHD & PharmD
Dr. C. Curti is an University Researcher on Synthetic Organic Chemistry, affiliated with AP-HM, SCQIP, as well as the CNRS ICR UMR. He provide us with reliable insight on all organic and non-organic chemistry as well as data interpretation.
Dr. R. A. Kaki
Dr. R. A. Kaki is a Doctor in Geoscience and Expert Gemmologist, with a partnership at the university of Constantine, Sorbonne Pierre and Marie Curie. She provide us with reliable insight on all processes as well as data interpretation.
C.Curti, Marine Biologist
C.Curti is a marine biologist and geomatic specialist, with a master 2 at the University of Marseille and at the laboratory LIENSs from la Rochelle as well as chief of project for "i-Sea". She provides invaluable data and research regarding Corals, Pearls and organics ornaments.
B. John Elsbury
Director of Research & Development
B. John Elsbury is a engineer in robotic with a master of architecture, integrating technologies and architectural design research. With experience in Aerospace (European Space Agency), Automotive (F1 and hypercar), UAV (Commercial and Defense) as well as medical robot. He is leading our current development for data acquisition, authentication process as well as robotic integrations of our laboratories.