Upcoming Events and Presentations

Pomander of enameled gold, with opaline chalcedony plaques, and mounted with table-cut and trap-cut rubies, topazes, and diamonds. The information came from London Museum Catalogues: No. 2, The Cheapside Hoard of Elizabethan and Jacobean Jewellery, 1928. Courtesy of London Museum.

 

Scheduled for June 26, 2021
a special Zoom presentation 

The Cheapside Horde

presented by Robert Weldon, G.G.

Robert Weldon is the Library Director at the Gemological Institute of America, located in Carlsbad, California.

A few years ago Robert had the opportunity to visit the Cheapside Hoard exhibition at the Museum of London.  He will tell us about the Elizabethan era treasure found under some floorboards, forgotten, then re-discovered in the early 1900s. The treasure is composed of a lot of beads plus other materials that help tell the story about world trade and commerce in the 1600s and 1700s.