Event held on October 24

Ruby: Passion and Desire

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Event runs from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM


Join ADFAS Camden (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies), in this months’ lecture Ruby: Passion and Desire; given by lecturer Patricia Law (The Arts Society). Red is the colour of love and passion, anger and strength. The glowing red of ruby is like a flame burning in the stone – what are the reasons for this inner glow and where are the finest rubies mined? This lecture looks at the history of rubies from the ancient mines of Burma, it follows their journey on the Silk Trading routes of China to where they can now be found … in the stunning jewellery that comes onto the auction market throughout the world. Rubies that once belonged to Royal families, dignitaries, socialites and American Hollywood stars. Patricia Law is a Fellow of the Gemmological Society and a Fellow of the Institute of Registered Valuers. Having spent twenty-five years working for International Auction Houses preparing jewellery sales for London, Geneva and New York, she established her own valuation business in 2015. Patricia enjoys a role in teaching gemmology and jewellery history to newly qualified brokers within the insurance industry as well as lecturing to private associations and charitable groups. Entry Cost Adult $30 - Light refreshments and wine included. Student $15