The Wonder of Precious Gemstones

This Autumn we have two very special events planned which will reveal more about precious gemstones and why prices for the big four gemstones - diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald - are on the increase

Did you know that? The term carat derives from the use of carob seeds which were used to measure the weight of gemstones in ancient times. A carat weighs exactly 0.2 grams.

One of the most famous ‘rubies’ in the world, The Black Prince Ruby, which sits in the Imperial State Crown, is not a ruby at all, but an uncut spinel.

Join us for a special The Wonder of Precious Gemstones evening to discover more about diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds.

Find out just what makes them so exceptional and sought after, whilst also enjoying dinner at either the Cleveland Tontine on Thurs 2 November or the West Park Hotel, Harrogate on Thurs 9 November.

Meet our experts - Ben Ogden FGA and Robert Ogden - and receive top tips on purchasing jewellery and learn how to avoid common pitfalls. There will be an opportunity to have your own jewellery appraised and even learn some trade secrets.

Each event starts at 6.30pm and includes a 2 course dinner at 7pm, with tickets costing £25 per person. To book please contact West Park Hotel telephone 01423 524471 or Cleveland Tontine telephone 01609 882671.


Take a look at some of our favourite pieces…

This beautiful platinum and diamond ring features an emerald cut diamond certified by the GIA as flawless, D colour with excellent cut, clarity and polish. These characteristics make it as perfect a diamond for its size as it is possible to find.

A stunning pair of drop earrings made in platinum with diamonds and pear shaped Columbian emeralds. The emeralds are certificated 'minimal treatment' weighing 7.41cts combined. Combined diamond weight: 1.68cts.

October 05, 2017 — Katie Bolam