Past Exhibit

Atocha Emerald Cross


Location: Carlsbad

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Photo: Robert Weldon, Courtesy of Eileen Weatherbee

Exhibit Description

This 22K yellow gold and emerald cross represents the most prized of all artifacts from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha shipwreck. Treasure hunter Mel Fisher discovered this rarity in a hull full of gold and silver coins and bars, emerald crystals and jewelry in the 1980s. The Atocha, a Spanish Galleon en route from Colombia in 1622, smashed into the reefs off of the Florida Keys carrying its treasure. 
 

GIA Museum

Museum

GIA’s Museum introduces visitors to the vast and vibrant world of gems and jewelry. Exhibits showcase the science and beauty of gems and minerals, along with expertly designed and crafted jewelry.

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Contact the GIA Museum

The GIA Museum is located at:
World Headquarters and The Robert Mouawad Campus
5345 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

To schedule an individual or group tour, please email or call:
+1 800 421 7250, ext. 4116
+1 760 603 4116

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