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The Allure of Gems and Their Impressions
Date: Friday July 17, 2009, at 10 am - 5 pm
Location: Education Studio, Getty Villa
Admission: Tickets required. Please call



Working with tools and techniques based on ancient models create your own gem impression. Jeweler Chavdar Chushev instructs students on the basics of gem selection, the creation of impressions, and iconography. The course includes tours of the exhibitions Collectors and Carvers: The Lasting Allure of Ancient Gems and The Golden Graves of Vani. Course fee $130; $120 students/seniors. Open to 10 participants

Course repeats Saturday, July 18, and Sunday, July 19, 2009.