From the Vault

Brazilian Collection

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Photo: Robert Weldon, Gift of Sandra Manin Frias

The “Arara Azul” (Portuguese for “blue macaw”) necklace is made of 18K and 22K gold, diamonds and 1,350 carats (total carat weight) of rough aquamarine. This necklace was inspired by the reflection of the blue macaw – a rare bird native to Brazil – in the Amazon river.

Exhibit Description

The spirit and soul of Brazil is highlighted in this collection, which debuted during the 2006 AGTA GemFair in Tucson. The collection features traditional and contemporary pieces donated by many of Brazil’s top designers and manufacturers.

Soul of Brazil Shines in Collection

Explore the colorful pieces donated to the GIA museum for the Brazilian Collection. 
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