Ruby & Sapphire: A Collector's Guide

A lecture on the trading and grading of ruby and sapphire, with an emphasis on what collectors should look for.

Ruby & Sapphire: A Connoisseur's Guide from Mine to Museum by Richard Hughes and Joel A. Bartsch
For centuries rubies and sapphire have remained the most coveted of gemstones, and for good reason. HMNS president Joel A. Bartsch and internationally recognized gem expert and author Richard W. Hughes will explain the why. From their natural creation to their cultural symbolism, Bartsch and Hughes will provide an overview the natural and cultural history of rubies and sapphires from around the world. Find out why these alluring gems continue to be used as popular stores of wealth and are symbols of royalty to this day. The evening will conclude with a viewing of the latest addition to the HMNS gem collection.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 18:30 (6:30 PM)

Houston Museum of Natural Science, Planetarium
5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston, Texas 77030 USA
Tel: (713) 639-4629
Tickets: $16