CIBJO invites you to join the 16th Home Gemmology webinar,
telling the story of several of the world's most famous pearls

Taking place in two sessions on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the upcoming Home Gemology webinar is presented by Rui Galopim de Carvalho, who this time will be telling the stories behind some of the most famous pearls in history.

Presenting and describing several remarkable archaeological discoveries, some very large and others natural blisters, Rui will also consider the veracity of Cleopatra's legendary bet with Marc Anthony, where in an effort to show who could host the most extravagant banquet it is said that she crushed an almost priceless large pearl from a pair of earrings and dissolved it in a goblet of vinegar, before drinking it.

Rui will also review some of the record-breaking sales of pearl jewellery at auction over the past several years. Among them is the pearl and diamond necklace pictured above. It that belonged to Josephine de Beauharnais (1807-1876), queen of Sweden and Norway, which was sold in 2014 at Sotheby's for $3.42 million. Photo © Sotheby's

Register in advance for one of the two FREE webinar sessions

SESSION 1: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
10:00 AM London/Lisbon, 11:00 AM Paris/Berlin, 2:30 PM Mumbai, 5:00 PM Hong Kong/Shanghai, 7:00 PM Sydney

SESSION 2: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
10:00 AM Los Angeles, 1:00 PM New York, 6:00 PM London/Lisbon, 7:00 PM Paris/Berlin, 10:30 PM Mumbai

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar on Zoom.
CIBJO  is the international jewellery confederation of national trade organisations. CIBJO's purpose is to encourage harmonisation, promote international cooperation in the jewellery industry and to consider issues which concern the trade worldwide. CIBJO's chief mission is to protect consumer confidence in the industry. CIBJO is the sole jewellery industry organisation to have Special Consultative Status with the United Nation's Economic & Social Council (ECOSOC) and is a member of the UN Global Compact.