Start Date: 1/18/2022 7:00 PM EST
End Date: 1/18/2022 8:00 PM EST
Venue Name: Via Zoom
Join WJA Boston & Ohio/Kentucky for Part 2 - A Tour of Gems from Inside and Outside the Vault
Our (virtual) visit to the Harvard Mineralogical and Geological Museum in March of 2021 was so well received that we’re bringing you back to kick off the new year. Raquel Alonso-Perez, Curatrix of the Harvard Mineralogical and Geological Museum -- and Boston WJA Member, will lead us on a one-hour tour of gem collection. Moving through the collection from the softest gems to the hardest, Raquel will show and discuss different cuts, where gems are found, treatments, and differences between natural and synthetic gems. If time allows, Raquel will also show some of the rough materials from which the gemstones are cut.
Do not miss a rare look behind the vault door with our exceptional friend and colleague, Raquel Alonso-Perez!