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Photo: Judy Colbert, GIA Collection

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Exhibit Description

Within the halls of GIA this magnificent 426 lbs. rutilated quartz crystal sculpture is playfully referred to as ‘the world’s largest pendant’ and is one of the highlights of GIA’s collection.  Weighing nearly one million carats, the hanging piece took renowned gem carvers Glen Lehrer, G.G. and Lawrence Stoller more than seven years to create.  The Bahia resides in GIA’s lobby and represents a superb synthesis of gemology and artistic expression.

Self-guided audio tours of this exhibit are available to Carlsbad visitors.

GIA 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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