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'Centuries Of Opulence: Jewels Of India' Exhibit


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until March 1, 2018[days & times]
  • WHERE Gemological Institute of America , 5345 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST Not available

A unique exhibit at GIA in Carlsbad, CA
Oct. 13, 2017 – Mar. 1, 2018

“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.

The exhibit opens in conjunction with GIA’s annual Jewelry Career Fair on Friday, Oct. 13 – the one day each year when the public can visit GIA’s world headquarters without a prior appointment.

“Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India” will be on display from Oct. 13, 2017, through Mar. 2018. Visitors can schedule a tour by emailing or calling 800-421-7250 ext. 4116, or +1 760-603-4116 (if outside the U.S. or Canada).

An independent nonprofit organization, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA invented the famous 4 C's 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.

Gemological Institute of America
The Robert Mouawad Campus
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, California 92008 USA

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photo courtesy of the Gemological Institute o...

Above: Promotional photo courtesy of the Gemological Institute of America.


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