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A dewdrop from heaven

Sunday 10 April 2016, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$10.00 – $20.00

The use of shell goes back thousands of years, and pearls have been highly valued for hundreds of years. There are many varieties of each, for example pearls can occur in many different shapes, and shells come in a multitude of different forms and colours, as can be seen in paua shell. This lecture looks at old and modern uses of pearls and shells. You will hear how they are formed, how pearls are cultured, enhanced, or faked.

Maggie Campbell Pedersen is a Fellow of the Gemmological Association of Great Britain, and an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography. Originally a commercial photographer specialising in jewellery, she became interested in the gemstones she was working with, and subsequently qualified as a gemmologist.

Maggie Campbell Pedersen is the author of two books Gem and Ornamental Material of Organic Origin and Ivory.

Door sales will be available on the day from 3pm outside Soundings Theatre.

Feature image: Necklet by Jenny Pattrick 1987. Gift of the Friends of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 1993. Te Papa. 1993-0038-35


Sunday 10 April 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10.00 – $20.00
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