Monday, July 8 at 7:30 pm
Multi-Purpose Room
Culver City Veterans Memorial

The History of Rocks, Minerals and Crystals, used for Adornment

An illustrated presentation by


Sindi Schloss photo



Throughout history, rocks and minerals have been used not only for survival, but also for adornment.

Join Sindi for a fascinating overview of the history of human adornment through rock, crystal, and mineral (including metals) jewelry, and for an idea of what these artifacts are worth today.

Her newly released book - Beads:A reference and price guide- will be available at the meeting.

Sindi Schloss is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is the owner and operator of her own firm, International Gemological Services, providing jewelry appraisals, a gemstone testing laboratory and a school of Gemology.

During her 15 year stint as past chair of exhibitions of The Bead Museum (in Arizona) of global adornment, she curated and installed many of the exhibitions.

Sindi's husband, Jerry Romanella, is a partner in the Four Peaks Mining Company. The Amethyst produced at the Four Peaks Amethyst mine is known internationally as it has the famed red flash similar to the finest source, Siberia, when viewed under natural light.

Sindi will bring examples for us to look at.

Guests are always welcome

Future Meetings

  • August 12: WaltvLombardo

General Meetings are held the second Monday of every month* at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room in the Veterans Bldg., 4117 Overland Ave. The Multi-Purpose Room is located in back of the Veteran's Memorial Auditorium Building. When you enter the parking lot (from Culver Blvd - closest to Overland Blvd) walk to the right when facing the building. Around the corner, you will a sign leading to the Multi-Purpose room. Follow the sign and our meeting is in the room with all the glass windows and doors.

See you there!

*) Except if it falls on a federal holiday, Saturday and Sunday of the annual Fiesta of Gems show, and the day of the annual picnic.

Guests are always welcome.....

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