Our Meetings

Thursday, 28th February, 2019

7.00 for 7.30pm. at the Eric Liddell Centre

Trevor Kyle

Discoveries and Anecdotes of an Auctioneer

Between stories on his life as an auctioneer, Trevor will be happy to look at any Antiques and Collectables in his areas of expertise that the audience might like to bring along, namely items such as watches, silver, ceramics, but preferably not jewellery, books or coins.

Trevor’s knowledge is wide ranging and extremely diverse. There is even a story of him once being called upon to identify a cattle prod! If he has the time and opportunity he could look at a piece or two of jewellery after the talk.

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Trevor Kyle, one of the founding Directors of Lyon & Turnbull, has now decided upon a change of pace and has moved to become a consultant specialist for both the Jewellery, Silver & watches department and the Valuations team.  

Trevor’s interest in art and antiques started at the young age of 10, while being taken round sales with his father who collected paperweights and ivory. This developed into a more general interest and a small part time job after school and at weekends with a local auctioneer in Fife.

After leaving school he worked full time for the same auctioneer for a number of years before moving to Phillips where he ran the valuation department, and later the jewellery & silver sales. This continued until 1999 when he left Phillips to become part of the team breathing life back into Scotland’s oldest auctioneers, Lyon & Turnbull.  Trevor has a particular interest in watches, including the fine work of makers such as Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe and Parmigiani. 


Tuesday, 26th March, 2019

7.00 for 7.30pm. at the Eric Liddell Centre

Miranda Wells

The History of Diamond Cutting and the Development of the Modern Round Brilliant

Miranda Wells FGA, DGA has enjoyed a varied career in the jewellery industry. During this time she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge in the buying and selling of coloured stones and diamonds, in addition to jewellery design and manufacturing. During her own education in gemmology, Miranda received five awards for the quality of her work, all of which she now carries through to her teaching of others.

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Currently, she is the Head of Gemmology at Birmingham City University, and Associate Head of the BCU School of Jewellery. At BCU, she successfully developed the unique BSc (Hons) Gemmology and Jewellery Studies degree programme, which has now been running for four years.

In addition to the degree programme, the department also offers the opportunity for postgraduate study, plus a full range of Gem-A qualifications which are taught on a part-time basis.

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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