Join us for the next meeting of The Pearl Society, and become an expert not only on pearls, but on boulder opals.
Robert Shapiro, a long time collector and specialist in opals more recently added Tahitian pearls to his interests and inventory. Each of these gems derives its sensuous appeal from refracted light: opals through their unique structure retain water through which light circulates.
You will learn to distinguish the merely good from the exquisite, viewing actual opal samples and comparing their appeal to that of Robert’s lush Tahiti pearls, also on view that day.
If you are in the Chicago area, or can make arrangements to be here for the meeting, you are welcome to attend.
Evanston, Illinois based Eve J Alfille, founder of Eve J. Alfille Gallery and Studio and The Pearl Society presents, “Nobody Knows the Pearls I’ve Seen”.
Eve J. Alfille Gallery and Studio and The Pearl Society announced today that the company’s founder, Eve J. Alfille, will be a featured speaker at the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers on
Saturday, August 13, 2011.
The hands-on workshop provides valuable information to appraisers who are called upon to handle estate matters and identify pearls. “Since founding the Pearl Society, I’ve had the opportunity to learn and recognize a wide variety of pearls including the most difficult subjects, natural pearls,” said Eve J. Alfille owner of Eve J. Alfille Gallery and Studio, and founder of the Pearl Society. “It is critical for appraisers to know the characteristics of identifying pearls from the 18th century to current in order to properly provide an appraisal.”
Eve J. Alfille will be focusing on a wide variety of pearls including natural pearls, cultured pearls, faux pearls and simulated pearls to name a few. The workshop will also discuss pearl origins, colors and pearl innovations from new areas such as China and Viet Nam.
In April of this year, Eve J. Alfille Gallery and Studio unveiled their new gold alloy, Blush Gold. Adding to her other gold alloy creation, Blonde Gold, Blush Gold was developed for her new Series, ‘First Light’. “When I developed my first alloy 10 years ago, 14k Blonde Gold, it was perfect with more of the ‘off’ colors or faint shades of gray and yellow. Diamonds, sapphires and other gems take on a very different appearance when set in either the shiny or brushed blonde gold.”
View the collection of pearls and new gold alloys at www.evejewelry.com or visit her Evanston based gallery at 623 Grove St in Evanston, Illinois.