18 March 2015

Romancing the Stone

Gibraltar DFAS are having a most interesting lecture, a favourite for the ladies.

Joanna Hardy a regular jewellery expert on the BBC Antiques Roadshow, trained as a goldsmith before working for De Beers valuing and grading rough diamonds and then becoming one of the few woman diamond dealers.

There can therefore be no better authority to give us an insight into gemstones.

Joanna will tell us about their origin , popularity and the prices that some of them have obtained at auction and in the market place.

She will help us explore the art of cutting and take us on a visual tour of Jaipur, one of the main cutting centres for coloured stones.

This talk will be of interest to anyone who has bought precious stones at some time in their life.

Please join us at the O'Callaghan Eliott Hotel. Welcome drinks 1830 hours , lecture 1930 hours, members and guests welcome . Guests 10.00 at the door.