Talk: Pearls - their history, biology and place in art

16 May 2019
14:30 - 15:30
Weston Room
Talk: Pearls - their history, biology and place in art
Maria Pennington’s passion for pearls began at age 11 with the gift of a ring, and she has since become an expert on the gem, a Pearl Graduate with a D.G.A. 

In this illustrated talk she will discuss how the pearl has been a treasured gem throughout history due to its rarity and beauty.

At one time, only the wealthy could obtain them, monarchs wore them in portraits to show their status, and a law limited their ownership in Venice.

Now more people are able to enjoy wearing the gems, in particular thanks to cultured pearls.

In this talk you will learn about the creation of the pearl, the various types of pearls and the pearl divers who find them.

This is a Friends of Norwich Cathedral event.

Tickets £6 for Friends and £9 for non-members.
To book, email friends@cathedral.org.uk or call 01603 218317