Independent jewellery valuer, historian and gemmologist, John
Benjamin, will be the guest speaker at a Macmillan Cancer
Support lunch at the riverside Macdonald Compleat Angler,
Marlow on Tuesday, 5th November. John is well known for
his appearances on the popular BBC television programme, Antiques
The illustrated talk,Romancing the Stone, will show the
glamorous side of owning fine jewellery worn by such well known
people as Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Onassis as well as some of the
world's most famous diamonds.
If you would like the opportunity to have one or two items of
jewellery valued by John Benjamin after his presentation please
call 01628 298168; a charge of £10 per item will be made on
behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support. The number of valuations that
can be carried out is limited and will be on a first come first
The event begins at 11.30am when you are welcome to enjoy a
drink in the hotel's cocktail bar before sitting down to a
two-course lunch in the award winning Bowaters riverside restaurant
at 12.30pm. A stylish lunchtime venue, the four AA red star hotel
overlooks the Thames at Marlow Bridge.
To book tickets, which are priced at £30 per person to include
lunch with coffee and a glass of wine, call Bowaters Restaurant at
the Macdonald Compleat Angler on
01628 405406, www.MacdonaldHotels.co.uk/CompleatAngler.
Pre-lunch drinks and any valuations are extra; jewellery is brought
into the hotel at the owner's own risk. For more information about
John Benjamin visit www.johnbenjamin.co.uk.
Macmillan Cancer Support is dedicated to improving the lives of
people affected by cancer. The charity's professionals are
specialists in their area of cancer care and leaders in their
field. They use this knowledge to help people understand more
about cancer, manage their symptoms and find practical ways of
living with cancer; more information can be found on www.macmillan.org.uk.