Talk Dates

Frances Benton of Tears of the Dragon regularly gives talks and holds jewellery events at venues throughout the country. If you are interested in meeting Frances or attending an event, please email Frances and she will give you more details.

Please note, all event timings are approximate at this time. Please contact the venue shortly before the event to confirm exact timings.




"Springford's Accountants have hosted a number of staff and client's nights featuring the jewellery from Tears of the Dragon. They have always been popular with everyone and very successful for those personal shopping opportunities that busy business-people find so helpful. We have no hesitation in recommending her to social groups and businesses for what is always a reliable and enjoyable presentation that is appropriate, suitable and informative for everyone and helps us to provide that essential 'different' offering of personal service to our own clients…"

Carol Wright Partner – Springford's Accountants, Edinburgh


"I've known Frances through different aspects of business and friendship over the past 15 years and we have run an "Annual Pearls and Pictures Party" at my studio for the past three years. I've seen her designing special pieces for people, arranging for repair of their own pieces and doing a superb after sales service. There was one lady who was convinced a perfectly good safety catch was faulty; Frances replaced it without a murmur or a charge. I highly recommend Frances for any event in any situation – you will get more than your money's worth! "

Barbara Berkowitz Photographer, Portraitist and Artist


"I have had the pleasure of meeting Frances on two occasions and have no hesitation in recommending her and her wonderful collection of jewellery to any group wishing to book a speaker for an event.There is absolutely no pressure to buy from her - though reasonable pricing and beautiful jewellery are a tempting combination!"

Sally Nicholson – Fundraising Committee member of HospiceCare, North Northumberland


"I am more than happy to recommend Frances to anyone! I have attended 3 of her talks, one of which I arranged as a fundraising event, and myself and all the ladies present enjoyed every minute. We all learned a lot about the pearls and laughed all the way through our education! Frances has a very clear voice, so we all heard the wealth of information perfectly, which is terribly important. It’s hard work to have to listen to someone mumbling and stumbling over their words!"

Sue Edwards, Soroptimist International – Hexham


"Frances brought along a tremendous, and irresistible, selection of pearl jewellery of all sizes, shapes and colours. As the jewellery is so different and very affordable you can't fail to see items for gifts for all ages and of course yourself!"

Penny Greig, T C Young – Edinburgh