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Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India Exhibit


Oct 13, 2017 to Mar 1, 2018
08:00 AM until 04:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


“Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India” features 50 remarkable gemstone jewelry pieces on loan from a private collection that have rarely been seen in public. Showcasing more than 300 years of adornment in India, the exhibit explores the original sources of the diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems decorating these pieces, their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them and the historical tradition of gemology - the study of gems - in India. “Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India” will be on display from Oct 13, 2017, through March 2018. Visitors can schedule a tour by emailing guestservices@gia.edu or calling 800-421-7250 ext 4116, or +1 760-603-4116 (if outside the U.S. or Canada). The exhibit opens in conjunction with GIA’s annual Jewelry Career Fair on Friday, October 13 – the one day each year when the public can visit GIA’s world headquarters without a prior appointment. An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. GIA also created the International Diamond Grading System™ which, today, is recognized by virtually every professional jeweler in the world. Through research, education, gemological laboratory services, and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewelry by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science, and professionalism.




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5345 Armada drive
Carlsbad, CA

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