Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Maine Tourmaline Presentation, August 19

Harvest Gold Gallery Owner & Jeweler
Lynda Rasco
Owners Bill and Lynda

 will be presenting

 The History of Maine 
Tourmaline & Jewelry


August 19, 2014  

7:00 PM

227 Main Street, Lovell, Maine  04051

Tourmaline is as woven into the history of Maine as the gem is woven into our mountains. Tales of tourmaline date farther back than our statehood with the Native Americans and their uses for the gemstone. Key figures include Molly Ockett, Admiral Peary, and the Hamlin family, specifically Ezekiel and his brother Hannibal Hamlin who went on to become the Vice President under Abraham Lincoln. Come hear the exciting archive of tourmaline mining in our very own Oxford County, and learn how Maine became a tourmaline capital of the world. Owner of Harvest Gold Gallery and expert jeweler, Lynda Rasco, will be giving an in-depth look at this history, along with her professional knowledge of tourmaline. She will touch on Maine’s famous historical pieces of tourmaline jewelry, and the bright future of the tourmaline business. Her talk will be accompanied with a short powerpoint and some of her own gorgeous tourmaline jewelry will be displayed. Gem enthusiasts, local history buffs, and anyone curious about the fascinating story behind the Maine state gem is sure to walk away with a deeper knowledge and appreciation for tourmaline.

The Famous Peary Necklace

We hope to see you there!

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