Gem-Session 2 “Pearls”

Since the antiquity pearls are noticed for their natural beauty and therefore legendary. Like “Tears of the Gods that had fallen into the sea”, “Dew gathered in sea shells” and are often seen in important royal treasures. Although the natural pearl forming process is a complicated one I will try to explain it in a brief
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“The Power of Silver”, Wereldmuseum Rotterdam (The Netherlands) and more ethnic jewellery exhibitions

Last week I enjoyed a very nice lecture “Yemeni Silver Jewellery” by Luitgard Mols. She’s the editor and one of  the authors of the book “The Power of Silver: Ethnic jewellery of the Smith-Hutschenruyter collection” which accompanies the exhibition “The Power of Silver”. The exhibition “The Power of Silver” will show nearly fourhundred pieces of ethnic silver jewellery originating
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“A Talk with Hanco Zwaan”, PhD in gemmology and mineralogy, Director of the Gemmological Laboratory of The Netherlands

“Emeralds have always been my favorites”

This time I have the great honour to introduce you to Hanco Zwaan, Director of the Netherlands Gemmological Laboratory (NEL), Curator of the mineralogy department of Naturalis (the National Museum of Natural History in The Netherlands ) and gemmological researcher. For those who have never heard of Hanco Zwaan before; He’s a true world-wide authority for his
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Margriet Sopers

Margriet Sopers, FGA

Having a diploma in jewellery, FGA and a propaedeutic of the Academy of Art followed-up by interesting years as a jewellery expert at Sotheby's & Gemeentelijke Krediet Bank, as well as being a member for years of the Society of Jewellery Historians, I am glad to share with you today's world of jewellery.

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