Current Exhibit

Quetzál


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Photo: Orasa Weldon/GIA , gift of Almaza Jewelers of Houston, Texas

The Quetzál honors the national bird of Guatemala. The sculpture, designed and created by Ziad Noshie, is encrusted with more than 1,100 gems, including rubies, sapphires, tsavorites and black and colorless diamonds. It is set in 18K yellow gold and sterling silver, and is perched on a branch of polished black coral.