KATHERINE JETTER AND WILL HANIGAN – Get draped in fabulously rare pearls and stunning opals with our Australian designers!
Friday July 27th – 3-4:30PM
Meet our two awesome Australian designers, Katherine Jetter, owner of The Vault, and Will Hanigan, a third-generation pearl diver and pearl farmer, as they take you through some of the most precious natural resources their country has to offer: opals and Australian South Sea Pearls. There are no two people more qualified to discuss the rich history of opals and storied tradition of pearl diving. “Opal Queen” Katherine Jetter has curated exhibits for museums around the U.S. and is world renowned for her opal jewelry collection. She will share the qualities that determine their value and rarity, and speak of the rich history of opals, including myths and legends that have greatly influenced their mystique and desirability. Will will share his family’s history and how he grew up diving, harvesting and working alongside an 80 mile stretch of beach in Australia’s remote North-West. He’ll discuss the rare and valuable Pinctada Maxima pearl oyster species, producing exceptionally high-quality pearls used throughout his collection. It’s an event not to be missed!