A one-day workshop taking you through one of the classic gemstone combinations – diamonds and pearls.
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. Then we 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.
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 have completed my Introduction to Gemmology day or those who are approaching the subject for the first time and will be a mixture of theory and practical work.
The day will run from 10am to around 4.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided.
There is free car parking at Didcot Civic Hall where the workshop will take place (postcode OX11 7JN) and it is within walking distance of Didcot railway station.