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Real Knowledge About Counterfeit Diamonds

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 16:49
Is it real or isn't it?
Anne Edgar

John Hatleberg, widely considered the world's foremost counterfeiter of famous diamonds, will be the next speaker in Knowledge Fridays, the monthly lecture series at The Church in Sag Harbor, on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Mr. Hatleberg's interest began at a young age when his mother was a documentary photographer for the Smithsonian's gem collection. Always working with the actual gems, he has created exact replicas of famous diamonds since 1987. Among the many he has replicated are the Hope, the Dresden Green, the Guinea Star, and the Blue Heart.

Mr. Hatleberg will discuss his process of replication, how he makes diamonds out of roses, and other gem art projects. Tickets are $10, and masks and proof of vaccination will be required.

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