Spectacular Lecture Series

Join us and explore centuries of appreciation of gems and jewelry in this fascinating four-part series.

Learn about how they captivated diverse cultures through history and continue to enthrall contemporary audiences. Gain insights of what makes a stone great, revel in the glamour of jewelry design in the 1930s and 40s, and immerse yourself in the Merriweather Post collection, arguably one of the most impressive jewelry ensembles of the twentieth century.

Upcoming events

  • Diamond brooch by Cartier from the collection at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
    Spectacular Lecture Series, Member Events, Lectures and Talks
    Thursday 5 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Exceptional gems, dazzling twentieth-century jewelry, and legendary historic jewels.

    $7-80
    Tickets not yet available
  • blue heart diamond
    Spectacular Lecture Series, Member Events, Lectures and Talks
    Thursday 12 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    Explore the rich, fascinating stories behind famous gems such as the notorious Hope diamond, the exceptional 423-carat Logan sapphire, and the Carmen Lúcia ruby.

    $7-80
    Tickets not yet available
  • Spectacular Lecture Series, Member Events, Lectures and Talks
    Thursday 19 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    During the thirties and forties, actresses like Joan Crawford, Mae West, and Claudette Colbert graced the silver screen dripping in diamonds.

    $7-80
    Tickets not yet available
  • Spectacular Lecture Series, Member Events, Lectures and Talks
    Thursday 26 October - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

    For millennia, humans have been fascinated, inspired, and enticed by gems and jewelry. 

    $7-80
    Tickets not yet available

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