A SERIES OF ONLINE JEWELRY CHATS 

Gemflix is an online series of conversations around jewelry.  Live chats are complimentary and open to all.  In lieu of an event fee for Gemflix, we encourage donations to the Gem X Scholarship & Grant Fund.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy our events.  RSVP below.

Gemflix is an online series of conversations around jewelry.  Live chats are complimentary and open to all.  In lieu of an event fee for Gemflix, we encourage donations to the Gem X Scholarship & Grant Fund.

Thank you and we hope you enjoy the event.  RSVP below.

The Hamlin Necklace & Raquel Alonso-Perez

WEDNESDAY, November 17th: HIGHLIGHTS from the MINERALOGICAL & GEOLOGICAL MUSEUM at HARVARD UNIVERSITY
If you stroll along Oxford Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, you will notice a large red brick building among the row of historical edifices. It houses Harvard University’s Museum of Natural History. Walk in and, on the third floor, you will find a gallery that is of utmost interest to gem lovers, The Mineralogical and Geological Museum (MGMH). It holds a vast collection of over 100,000 mineral samples that has been assembled since the late 18th century. Among the 1,000+ pieces in its gem collection, the most prized is the Hamlin Necklace, pictured above. The necklace was created by Augustus Hamlin in the late 19th century to showcase eighteen stunning tourmalines from the Mount Mica Mine he owned and operated in Maine.

Join us for a virtual conversation with Raquel Alonso-Perez, curatrix of this incredible collection. Raquel will discuss the museum’s iconic pieces, including the Hamlin tourmalines, gold collected during the California Gold Rush, and historic opals that trace back to the renowned gem historian and writer George Kunz. Raquel will also offer insights on her personal passion – the formation and provenance of gold, emeralds, and diamonds. Her research on this topic has taken her all over the world, and she is delighted to be opening up the collections of the MGMH to Gem X. RSVP is open via link in the title.

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