Gallery Events

From the Cradle of Pearl Fishing: Middle Eastern Pearls

Pearl Society Presents Sunday August 4, 2013 from 3 -5 pm
Driving Directions | RSVP Online

Overhead view of the city of Dubai.
Overhead view of the city of Dubai.

Pearl Society member and world traveler, Emily Christian reports on her recent visit to the Persian Gulf tracking the history of the world’s most valuable natural pearls.

Ms. Christian is the second Pearl Society member to gain access to the relatively inaccessible Dubai Pearl Museum.  The Bank of Dubai, where it resides, which former speaker Heidi Bohn described, has changed ownership.   It now features a segregated section for women’s banking.  Come and hear the adventures of this intrepid traveler.

RSVP by calling (847) 869-7920 or by e-mail Eve at contact@evejewelry.com

Refreshments will be served.

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Eve J. Alfille Gallery and Studio

Eve J. Alfille Discusses Pearls from the 18th Century to Current at the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers

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

Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Necklace on 14k white gold
Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Necklace on 14k white gold

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.