Gallery Events, Pearl Society

Miracle of Refracted Light: Pearls and Opals THIS SUNDAY 1/15/12

Sunday, January 15

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Soft Rose Andean Opals
Soft Rose Andean Opals

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.

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Eve J. Alfille Gallery and Studio

Pearl Sleuth: Tracing the Origins of Natural Pearls

The Pearl Society Presents:

Elizabeth Strack of Hamburg Germany, noted pearl expert and author of the book “Pearls” will be back to speak about the origins of natural pearls on Tuesday, October 12th from 7pm to 9pm.