Wilson55 Auctioneers & Valuers are proud to host the Gem-A North West regional group. Relaunched in 2020 with the aim of creating a network for jewellery and gemstone enthusiasts, members, students and non-members of the Gem-A are all welcome to get involved with our meetings.
The Gem-A or the Gemmological Association of Great Britain is the world's oldest provider of gem education, having taught the science of gemmology for over 110 years. With a base in London, the Gem-A features ‘regional’ groups in the Midlands, North East and the North West. The current committee is made up of auction professionals, insurance valuers, jewellery makers, retailers and gem enthusiasts!
We are aiming to host a mixture of private jewellery viewings, talks, demonstrations, get-togethers and social events for the gemmology enthusiasts of the North West! We are set to host a series of Zoom and in-person talks with industry-leading professionals, both online and here at Wilson55's saleroom in Nantwich.
We are constantly adding to our line-up of events, so join our mailing list to keep up to date with our latest news! Join our mailing list or find out more about the North West Branch by contacting Liz Bailey firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 7th September: 6:30pm – Maggie Campbell Pedersen FGA ABIPP - Zoom Talk - Organic Materials - Please RSVP to email@example.com
Join us for an evening’s talk and practical session on organic materials with Gem-A president and expert Maggie Campbell Pedersen. Expect a fascinating talk on the subject of organic materials, as well as a chance to enhance your practical skills with a world-leading expert on this subject!
Maggie is the President of the Gem-A, and an Associate of the British Institute of Professional Photography. She is an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS).
Her work includes identifications, teaching, writing, and constant research into all aspects of the subject of organics. She has given lectures and seminars world-wide, Master Classes in museums, and has appeared on television. She has also worked in various places as a research assistant in animal conservation, studying elephants, turtles, and other animals. Maggie Campbell Pedersen is the author of Gem and Ornamental Materials of Organic Origin (2004, reprinted 2010), and 'Ivory ' (2015).
Wednesday 22nd September: 7pm – Miranda Wells - Zoom Talk - Jade - Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 25th November: 7pm - Gwyn Green - Talk and Practical Session - Pearls - Please RSVP to email@example.com
Wednesday 8th June: 7pm - Maureen Carswell - Talk - What is Enamel? A Brief History - Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org