LA museum to host Aug. 14 Royal Jubilee tea party honoring Queen Elizabeth II

The Palos Verdes Art Center will host a Royal Jubilee Tea Party in honor of Queen Elizabeth II on August 14, with guest speaker Emily Waterfall, director of the Bonhams jewelry department.

The Palos Verdes Art Center will host a Royal Jubilee Tea Party in honor of Queen Elizabeth II on August 14, with guest speaker Emily Waterfall, director of the Bonhams jewelry department.

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. – On Sunday, August 14, from 1 pm to 4 pm Pacific time, the Palos Verdes Art Center will host a Royal Jubilee Tea Party in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. Its headline speaker will be Bonhams Director of Jewelry Emily Waterfall.

Waterfall will discuss provenance, sourcing, determining value, the global market for jewelry and also storytelling in fine jewelry. She has more than 16 years’ worth of experience and is responsible for business-getting, client development, appraisals and sourcing property for jewelry sales in Los Angeles and in New York.

Bonhams Director of Jewelry Emily Waterfall will speak at the Royal Jubilee Tea Party event at the Palos Verdes Art Center on August 14.

Bonhams Director of Jewelry Emily Waterfall will speak at the Royal Jubilee Tea Party event at the Palos Verdes Art Center on August 14. Image courtesy of the Palos Verdes Art Center

A native of San Diego, California, Emily graduated with an undergraduate degree in art history from Brigham Young University, has completed courses at the Gemological Institute of America and has published articles in the American Society of Jewelry Historians newsletters.

The Royal Jubilee Tea Party menu will feature blackcurrant scones with berry preserves and Devonshire cream, as well as finger sandwiches and assorted sweets. Tea choices include Twinings Earl Grey, Taylors of Harrogate Assam English Breakfast, and peach raspberry infusion, served with sugar cubes and milk.

Admission is $95 and tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, contact Lianne La Reine at 310-490-5335 or email PALOSVERDESPULSE@gmail.com. All visitors to the museum must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Mask-wearing is strongly encouraged.

Visit the website of the Palos Verdes Art Center.