Scottish Gemmological association


Our Meetings

Tuesday, September 24th

Ian Bone of Jewels of Queensland and Capricorn Gems, speaking on Ethical Mining of Australian Gemstones.

Capricorn Gems specialises in sourcing, cutting and marketing four gemstones originating from the Central Queensland region of Australia. (Boulder Opal, Sapphires, Zircon and Chrysoprase).

This extensive geographical area, following along the Tropic of Capricorn, contains some of the finest precious gemstones in the world. All of Capricorn Gems Central Queensland gemstones offered to the market are ethically mined and responsibly sourced and can be traced to the producing mine. They know the locations and details concerning the source of the gemstones and the way in which these gemstones are extracted, cut and prepared for sale. Environmental reclamation is also practiced by their mining partners.

Jewels of Queensland is a brand of fine jewellery which use these ethically sourced, precious gemstones and sets them in Fairtrade Gold.

After the main part of the meeting, there will the opportunity to see and handle some of the materials discussed.

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We are continuing to hold our Monthly Meetings at the Eric Liddell Centre, located on the southside of Edinburgh at: 

Map:  15 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DP. 

It is just past the junction of Bruntsfield Place, Colinton Road and Morningside Road.  Evening parking in this area usually presents no problems and the Centre is served by Lothian buses services 5, 11, 16, 23, 45.

If you would like to join us afterwards just for a coffee, a drink or something to eat, we will have a table booked at the nearby Cafe Grande.


Our Whitby and Castleton Trip

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