Past Exhibit

Tablet to Tablet

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Photo: Kevin Schumacher, GIA Collection

Exhibit Description

GIA’s museum and Richard T. Liddicoat Library and Information Center (the largest repository of gem information in the world) teamed up to create an exhibit for bibliophiles and rockhounds alike.  ‘Tablet to Tablet: Treasured Pages from Past to Present,” showcases more than 26,000 rare book pages from around the world on gems, minerals, and natural science dating back to the 15th century.  The exhibit encompasses the development of gemology, crystallography, jewelry manufacturing and design, valuation of gemstones and precious metals, diamond mining and more, with many books that have never been on display before.

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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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