Join us for some exciting and insightful talks!


The talk are on the lower floor of the Lighthouse Venue. They are free to attend. Please arrive at the venue 10 minutes before the start time and admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment!

12pm: Kerry Gregory

Have I got a bargain, or is there another reason?

It can be easy to look at coloured stones and think you have a bargain, because the price of the stone you have seen (or bought) is much lower than a stone you've seen elsewhere.

1pm: Stuart Pool

Where's it from? The importance of a gemstone's origin.

Why should we place great importance on where a gemstone is from and how it has been sourced? We look at the significance of origin historically and how things are changing in the jewellery industry.

2pm: Sanni Falkenberg

Adventures of a Lapidary

How Sanni became a full-time gemstone carver. From her first course in Idar-Oberstein, Germany to creating a fully equipped studio.

3pm: Emma Perry

Digital Gems for Jewellers

Emma reveals her top tricks to getting your jewellery and company looking professional online. From photography settings, Photoshop hacks, Illustrator gems, Excel formulas and a quick InDesign 101.