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Why does a gemstone look so fantastic? Take a bit of rock, a special bit of rock, and it is possible to turn it into a thing of beauty. This is the art of Faceting. But it’s not just art, it takes a blend of chemistry, physics, engineering, perseverance and skill to understand how to get it right. Get it wrong and it’s just full.

Presented by Jamie Richardson, the Secretary of the UK Facet Cutters’ Guild, this talk will introduce you to how a gemstone is made and what makes a pieces of rock come to life, full of sparkle, fire and brilliance.

Doors open at 6.30pm

Tickets £10 to include a glass of wine or soft drink (£9 for Friends and Benefactors)