meeting

Stones & Identification
with Mark Fleishman

June 21st 7:00 p.m.

One Municipal Drive, Flemington, NJ

What are Gemstones?
And how do we identify them?

The DVBS welcomes for a third time, Mark Fleishman for this exciting and interesting interactive bead forum. A retired teacher with degrees in anthropology and journalism from Syracuse University and a master’s degree from NYU, Mark has a vast knowledge of gemstones, minerals, fossils and more.

He will discuss beads formed of natural minerals, fossils, antiquities and other substances; how to tell if a gem is enhanced or synthetic and the durability, availability and suitability of various bead materials for jewelry making.

Members are encouraged to bring gemstones, jewelry and beads they are curious to identify or know more about.
Beads of many types will be available for analysis, purchase or trade as well as ready made jewelry.
You won't want to miss this exciting and inspiring topic!