Tustains Jewellers hosted an evening with rare gemstone prospector Guy Clutterbuck last week, giving 40 invited guests the chance to hear his stories from around the world.
Tustains hosted a champagne reception and dinner on October 31 at Binswood Hall, Leamington, to highlight Clutterbuck’s achievements. He was later invited to talk to Tustains’ staff and customers to share his gemstone expertise.
Tustains director Joe Milner commented: “Guy Clutterbuck is by far one of the most interesting and exciting people I have had the pleasure to meet during my time in the jewellery industry. He’s spent the last thirty years buying rough and cut gemstones in Africa, Madagascar, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Far East.“It was a real pleasure to have him share some of his amazing stories about adventures in some of the more remote and dangerous areas of the planet with our customers.”
Tustains guests listen to rare gemstone prospector Guy Clutterbuck at a special evening dinner.
Milner has worked with Clutterbuck to source high-quality gemstones for Tustains bespoke jewellery business. According to Tustains, Clutterbuck visist on a regular basis to showcase samples of gemstones, including diamonds, sapphires, rubies and emeralds.
During the evening, Clutterbuck showed guests a National Geographic video of his recent trip to Sri Lanka in search of unique blue sapphires.
The video, entitled Get Rich or Die Mining (below) reveals the inherent dangers of the mining process and showcases the skills of gem cutters in the Far East.
Recently, Clutterbuck donated a 60 carat Mozambican aquamarine worth £40,000 to Fine Cell Work – a charity that helps prisoners learn craft skills.
By Sarah Louise Jordan