History and Value of Pearls


Agas Harding Conference Room




6pm – 8pm, £15 (incl a glass of wine)

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Pearls are both treasures of nature and symbols of timeless elegance. Miriam Moscicki will cover some of the legends and folklore surrounding these fascinating organic gems, and provide an introduction to the history of their use and cultivation.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and exchange inspiring conversation with others ahead of the talk, which starts at 6.30pm.

This event is being held by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, coloured stones and pearls. A public benefit, non-profit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards and education in gems and jewellery. For more information visit www.gia.edu/UK-EN/gia-about

Miriam Moscicki attended her first diamond grading course at the age of 16 at the Israeli diamond bourse, after which she attended GIA in London to earn her Graduate Gemologist diploma. Before joining GIA in 2015, Miriam worked for 5 years in a diamond lab in the Israeli diamonds exchange bourse, after which she travelled to Canada to work as the head gemmologist in the diamond bourse.


A 3.5% booking fee applies on all bookings and credit card transactions. Please note that we cannot provide refunds or exchanges. 

You can also book via phone or at the reception desk at the Goldsmiths' Centre (EC1M 5AD). Please call 020 7566 7650 or email boxoffice@goldsmiths-centre.org to book or for more information.

Cancellations: The Goldsmiths’ Centre’s events and short courses are constantly updated and, while we endeavour to deliver our programme as advertised, there may inevitably be occasions where we have to change content without prior notice or, in exceptional circumstances, to cancel an event. In the case of a course cancellation delegates will be offered a full refund.