Past Exhibit

The Beauty of Science:
Gems & Gemology Celebrates 80 Years, Featuring the Artistry of Harold and Erica Van Pelt

May 2014 - December 2014

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Photo: Orasa Weldon, G&G cover by Harold & Erica Van Pelt, Courtesy of The Collector, Fallbrook, CA

Exhibit Description

GIA’s award-winning research journal, celebrates 80 years of excellence in 2014. Harold and Erica Van Pelt, pioneers of gem photography, played a major role in the evolution of the journal for more than 25 years with stunning photos that complemented the groundbreaking gemological research. This exhibit showcases a variety of photographs by the Van Pelts for G&G, along with the jewelry, gems, minerals and sculptures featured in each image.

Photo Tour

View a gallery of “The Beauty of Science” – featuring iconic gem, jewelry, mineral and sculpture photographs.

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GIA Museum


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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