Current Exhibit

The Enchanting Red Egg

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Photo: Sylvia Bissonette, Courtesy of J. Grahl Designs & Barry Marfleet Collection

Exhibit Description

Jim Grahl and Barry Marfleet spent two years creating this music box, which features enamel, precious gems and metals. Press the ruby on top and the egg opens to reveal a carousel of exotic animals that revolve and move up and down to music, using mechanisms adopted from mid-19th century Swiss musical snuff boxes. It is comprised of 18K yellow, green and rose gold, platinum, silver, red and black enamel, ruby, mother of pearl, pearls and diamonds.

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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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