When you make an ONLINE PURCHASE here I will E-MAIL you the link to the RECORDING of the lecture that I did live on Zoom during pandemic and you can watch it on YouTube where it is unlisted. Make sure you provide your e-mail when you purchase. This is one in a series of 9 lectures.
The Stones Cry Out: The Art of Gemstone Nomenclature and Identification
Synopsis: "The number of stones that can be used as gems in jewelry and ornament and how they are described is infinite. In this lecture David will talk about how stones have gotten their names throughout history and how stones are named today. Varieties of stones and how names evolve and change will be explained. The misnaming of stones in the gem trade is an important thing to understand and David will cover many stories and examples of this practice. Being able to identify stones and call them by their "correct" names is an art more than a science. Be prepared for lots of vivid pictures and wild stories as stones get compared, contrasted, and explained in this diverse lecture covering precious and semi-precious stones as well as simulants.
Pictures show just a sample of the many informative slides you'll see in the powerpoint presentation.