Public Funeral to be Held for Campbell Bridges

A public funeral service will be held for Campbell Bridges who was killed in Kenya last week.

The service for the 71-year-old Scottish geologist who discovered tsavorite will begin at noon at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi Friday, August 21st. Following the service, the International Colored Stone Association will host a wake.

Flowers can be ordered through Festival of Flowers who will ensure they are delivered to the church in Kenya.

For more information call (800) 753-7676, (703)-329-2245 or e-mail

The World Jewellery Confederation president Gaetano Cavalieri sent his condolences to the Bridges’ family both personally and on behalf members of the organization. Cavalieri said in a statement he was saddened and disturbed by the murder of Bridges and that CIBJO urges the Kenyan authorities to bring Bridges’ attackers to justice as soon as possible.