ABOUT THE EVENT
Following on from the success of our last trio of roundtable events, we have invited Lisa Elser of Custom Cut Gems to join us again to teach us everything she knows about gemstones from sourcing first hand to faceting in house. These events provide a memorable experience for our clients, they are a truly unique affair that allows you to indulge your curiosity and passion for gemstones whilst being guided through form and colour by guest speakers. Guests will be seated around the table whilst Lisa introduces an array of loose gemstones and answering any questions you may have about about sourcing or faceting whilst letting you revel in their beauty. You will be given the opportunity to see and touch the stones, test colours against your skin, shape your own combinations and even work with our designer to create a truly unique piece of jewellery.
Take a look at photos from our last gemstone round table event HERE.
Friday 19th May | 12noon-2pm | TRADE ONLY
As this is an intimate sit down event, we kindly ask that you arrive at 12noon. Guests will greeted with a drink upon arrival and seated around 12.15pm. Food will be served throughout with the event finishing at 2pm.
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Our guest, AGTA award winning cutter, Lisa Elser will present an awe inspiring collection of over one hundred, self faceted gemstones. Lisa travels the world to buy rough gems, ensuring that the stones are ethically mined and benefit local communities. This is an exciting opportunity to hear first hand about her travels which take her from the mines of Madagascar to unearthing treasures in Tanzania, learn about the creation of gemstones and responsible sourcing.
Lisa Elser is a gemcutter trained in Switzerland and living in Vancouver, BC. She trained in gemcutting in Montreux and completed her Graduate Gemologist degree with the GIA in Carlsbad, CA. Her work has been featured in Canadian Jeweller, More Magazine, Canadian Jewellery Business, and Jewelry Artist Magazine, and she is the winner of an American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) Spectrum Award. She is published articles in Lapidary Journal and Jewellery Business, has been featured in More Magazine. She is frequently quoted as a reference in industry publications. Her work has been displayed in the Headley Whitney Museum, and her 14.24 carat Red Tourmaline is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. Her work supports communities in the gem-producing countries both by buying fairly, making micro-grants to women's business cooperatives, educational programs and funding water projects.
For more information on Lisa and her works, visit her website www.lisaelser.com