Biominerals: from pearl to coral, to odontolite...

Forming the frontier between the living and the mineral, what exactly are biominerals ? How, from the distant past to the present, has jewelry showcased them?

Evening Conversation with :

François Farges
Mineralogist, Professor at the National Museum of Natural History,
honorary member of the University Institute of France and of Stanford University,
specialist of the great lost gemstones from the French Crown

&

Inezita Gay-Eckel 

Art Historian, Graduate from Princeton University,
and Professor at L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels