Join us for a relaxed, social evening of food, wine & coloured gemstones.
Our guest, AGTA award winning cutter, Lisa Elser will present an awe inspiring collection of over 100 faceted gemstones to see, touch and play with. She personally sources the rough material for each gem which she then facets in her studio. 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.
Guests will greeted with a glass of Prosecco on arrival then be seated around 7.15pm; throughout the evening you will be introduced to a large variety of coloured gemstones as they are passed around the table, you are able to reserve any stones that appeal. After everyone has viewed the gemstones, the stones you selected will come back to you to allow time to marvel and ask questions about design or the stones themselves. Food will be served throughout the evening.
Each gem will be available to purchase (prices start from £200), and we at The Rock Hound will be able to sketch designs for you.
Feel free to pass this invitation on to your friends or colleagues.
Space is limited so please RSVP.
About Our Guest
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's 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.
She travels the world to buy rough gems, ensuring that the stones purchased are ethically mined and benefit local communities. 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