Robert and Ben Ogden

Discover the Wonder of Gemstones with Yorkshire’s Top Jewellers

Date(s) - 9 November 2017
7:30pm - 11:00pm

West Park Hotel
North Yorkshire

Prices for the big four gemstones – diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald – are on the increase.

Join Yorkshire jewellers’ Ben Ogden FGA and Robert Ogden on Thurs 9 November 2017 to discover more about these precious gemstones and find out what makes them so exceptional and sought after whilst enjoying dinner at the West Park Hotel in Harrogate.

The ‘Wonder of Previous Gemstones’ event is also an opportunity to receive advice on purchasing jewellery, learn how to avoid common pitfalls, have your own jewellery appraised and even discover some trade secrets!

Before joining his family’s historic business, Ben Ogden began his career at the great jewellery and auction houses of Boodles, Spink, Bonhams and Christies. He is responsible for sourcing Ogden of Harrogate’s fine jewellery collections.

Ben Ogden, of Ogden of Harrogate, says:

We are often asked about why these gemstones have continued to captivate people down the centuries. While a lot of it is down to nature and their extraordinary properties, over the years people have credited them with some surprising powers, such as curing epilepsy or restraining lust! We will look at their properties, but also what they represent, and of course what makes them so valuable.

The Ogden family have been stewards of their distinguished jewellery business since 1893, serving the families of Yorkshire as well as generations of both royal and public figures. They have an exciting history with their founder James R Ogden, documenting the jewellery whilst working with Lord Carnarvon and Howard Carter on the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922.

The Wonder of Precious Gemstones is on Thurs 9 November at The West Park Hotel, Harrogate from 6.30pm with a 2 course dinner at 7pm, and costs £25 per person. For more details visit or to book contact The West Park Hotel Tel 01423 524471

Ogden of Harrogate have three shops including their original beautiful Edwardian premises at 38 James St, Harrogate HG1 1RQ as well as Ogden Harrogate in the heart of York, at 2-6 Minster Gates, York YO1 7HL and The Little Diamond Shop, 15 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ. Telephone (0)1423 504123.

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