Diamond & Pearl one-day workshop

Venue, Timing, Cost

Didcot Civic Hall
Saturday, 25 June 2022
10am to 4.30pm
A one-day workshop taking you through one of the classic gemstone combinations – diamonds and pearls. During the main part of the day we will look at natural diamond formation, the history of cutting and polishing, grading and imitation stones as well as looking at the diamond industry and synthetic diamonds. The rest of the day will look at the interesting world of pearls, including how these are formed and farmed. You will also have the opportunity to see a selection of diamonds and pearls which demonstrate examples of some of the subjects we will discuss. Are you - a gem lover - a jeweller who wants to know a bit more about the stones you are using in your work - an antique dealer who would like to understand more about the stones you are seeing The day will be suitable for those who are approaching the subject for the first time and will be a mixture of theory and practical work. About the tutor: Gemmologist and jeweller Sally's love affair with stones started when she was small, spending many happy hours collecting pebbles on the beach. The stones may have become more expensive over the years, but she is still fascinated by them and has studied both coloured gemstones and diamonds with the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, of which she is proud to be a Fellow. She continues to love researching and learning about gems and is the author of the "Jewellers quick reference guide to working with gemstones".

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Sally Spencer