Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India
October 13, 2017 – March 1, 2018
This exhibit features 50 exquisite gemstone jewelry pieces and objects from India on loan from a private collection. Never seen in public, these pieces - including several from the magnificent Mughal Empire (1526–1857) - showcase more than 300 years of adornment from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The exhibit explores the distant 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 in India.
Learn more about the journey of gemstones used to create the fabulous Indian jewelry featured
in this special exhibit at GIA.
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