TRADE EVENT – NAJ Summit offers educational workshops, supplier showcases and networking

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By David Brough

DAVENTRY, England – The UK’s four-day NAJ Summit, which wraps up on June 13, offers a well-curated blend of educational workshops in gemstones, jewellery and watches, and gemstone and jewellery supplier showcases, interspersed with networking opportunities.

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Highlights of the well-attended event at the Staverton Park Hotel & Golf Club in Daventry, Northamptonshire, included a popular talk by respected jewellery historian Jack Ogden about the emergence of platinum jewellery in the 19th century.

Jack Ogden

Jack Ogden

A presentation about the history of Fabergé, focused on Fabergé imperial Easter eggs and the story of the Fabergé shop on New Bond Street, London, in the early 20th century, as presented at the Fabergé exhibition at the V and A Museum in London.

The workshops included an introduction to coloured gemstones, and an overview of valuation of gemstones, as well as presentations about the gemmology of lab grown diamonds.

Pocket Watches

The Institute of Registered Valuers hosted a dinner on the evening of June 11, a benchmark networking opportunity for members of the UK trade.

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