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Celebrate the Queens Jubilee with a gem of a workshop!

Learn about gems and how to draw them and them go on the create your own crown jewels.
With our CATS Club (craft, art, technology and science)

History and archaeology can tell us that gemstones have been appreciated for their spiritual powers just as much as their beauty since we first plucked them from riverbeds or sandy shores.
Ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Greeks, and Romans bedecked themselves in protective amulets, pendants and bracelets made of lapis lazuli, carnelian, amber, agate and quartz not only for daily wear but even for the journey into the afterlife.
With the arrival of the industrial age and modern medicine you would think it was game over for healing crystals, but they are probably more popular now than at any time in history.
Did you know that the crown jewels contain 23,578 stones, among them Cullinan 1 (530 carats (106 g)), the largest clear cut diamond in the world, set in the Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross. It was cut from the largest gem-quality rough diamond ever found, the eponymous Cullinan, discovered in South Africa in 1905 and presented to Edward VII
Wednesday June 1st 11- 12.30pm and 1.30pm and 3pm
For ages 5- 11 years each session is £7.50 per child numbers are limited in each session to book please contact
David Brooks Bourne hall Museum, Spring Street, Ewell KT17 1UF 020 8395 1734
dbrooks@epsom-ewell.gov.uk
Bourne Hall Museum Spring Street Surrey KT17 1UF
Wed 1 June
Contact telephone: 02083941734 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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