Billie Hughes and Olivier Segura discuss inclusions in colored gemstones and diamonds at an Evening Conversation for L'École School of Jewelry Arts, Van Cleef & Arpels.

Plunge into the fascinating microworld of ruby and sapphire with award-winning photomicrographer E. Billie Hughes.

Inside Out: Journey into the Center of a Gem

with Lotus Gemology's E. Billie Hughes and Olivier Segura of L'École des Arts Joailliers

Precious gemstones are celebrated for the outward beauty, particularly for shining colors that capture our attention. Beyond their fascinating beauty, each of Mother Nature’s gems encapsulates part of Earth’s history, a story millions of years in the making. Join us on a journey into this hidden space inside of a gemstone. Together we will explore the microscopic depths of rubies and sapphires, seeing a world that most have never glimpsed.

Thursday 12 March 2020, 8:00–10:00 PM

L'École des Arts Joailliers (supported by Van Cleef & Arpels)
Place Vendôme
Entrance for participants: 31 rue Danielle Casanova
Paris 2e, France
Telephone: +33 1 70 70 36 00
Note: This lecture is open to the public; entrance fee is 40 €