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Gems from Life from Flies to Elephants Maggie Campbell Pederson Wednesday 18 September 2019

A richly illustrated lecture introducing you to organic gem materials, their uses and origins. Amber, horn, tortoiseshell, ivory, pearl, shell and coral, have all been used for many thousands of years as adornment – in the form of jewellery, and for decorating our surroundings as carvings and furniture inlay. From current trade bans to spotting fakes, this talk is an absolute gem!