Betteridge is one of those stores that have been in Greenwich since the beginning and therefore can host events like this without looking like they are just doing it for the publicity. Of course they want any advertising they can get, though it's not like they need it. Anyone who has lived here for a decent period of time knows all about it. There will be a lot of people in attendance that have no interest in actually buying an engagement ring, but are there for a little more history on the town. The store has been around since 1897 and has a lot of stories to tell. If you are interested in learning about some more Greenwich history you should check this out.
"Thursday, February 3, 2011, 6 pm - 8 pm
This in-store event, held in conjunction with the Historical Society's current exhibition, From This Day Forward: Looking Back at Greenwich Weddings, will showcase vintage wedding jewelry from Betteridge's estate collection, as well as examples of more contemporary trends in engagement and wedding rings. Humorous and educational presentations will be made by Terry Betteridge (of "Story Barn'" fame), Simon Teakle and Warren Lagerloef. All three are seasoned experts, not only in the fine art of wedding jewelry, but also in the science of long and successful marriages. Wedding photographs and documents from the Historical Society's Archives will also be displayed.Lovers of history, those with an eye for fine craftsmanship and couples of all ages who are ready to take the plunge will enjoy this unique opportunity to learn about jewelry designed to be worn for a lifetime. Guests will receive a copy of Betteridge's new "Handcrafted Engagement Rings" guide.Betteridge117 Greenwich Avenue
Admission is free but reservations required due to limited space.To reserve please call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact info."