Noted gemcutter Scott Sucher to speak on the history of the Hope Diamond

Join us on October 3, 2019 as we present famed gemcutter Scott Sucher, a gemcutter with a unique passion for creating replicas of famous diamonds. He has been given special access to diamonds from the vaults of major museums around the world, most notably the Smithsonian Institution to study the Hope Diamond. Access to these stones allowed Scott to painstakingly study them and take measurements that allow him to create high-fidelity replicas of them in his New Mexico studio.

Scott Sucher faceting gems
Scott Sucher at his faceting machine cutting a replica of the Cullinan I, a 530.2 carat diamond from the British Crown Jewels.

The lecture October 3, 2019 begins at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM for a reception with light refreshments. This event is free to members and only $10 to non-members. Space is limited and reservations are required, even for members.

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Fred and Wilma Flintstone Ride the Flintmobile to Summer Fest

Yes, Fred and Wilma will be visiting the Rice Northwest Museum’s popular Summer Festival, August 1-2, 2015. The rumor was uncovered by the Oregonian last week, and we caved.

Ha! Yabba dabba do!

Fred and Wilma will be at the Rice Museum all day Saturday and Sunday for photographs, hugs, and “rides” in the Flintmobile. Both Fred and Wilma Flintstone are expert rockhounds – though Fred mostly likes to break them. Bring your rock treasures and questions to them as well as the other exhibitors and rock experts at the museum this weekend.

Here are a few snaps taken with the Flintstone’s state-of-the-rock Polarock Camera from past events.