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AJDC Jewelry Collection


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Photo: Robert Weldon,

The "Flagship I" brooch features a very fine white drusy agate with brown dendrites, a South Sea pearl, 11.8mm/round brilliant diamonds and 18K gold and platinum. The drusy is cut and carved by Dieter Lorenz of Germany and the design by is Susan Helmich. Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA, gift of Susan Helmich Designs, Inc.

Exhibit Description

Members of the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC), a nonprofit education group formed in 1988 to promote American jewelry design, donated a collection of 29 contemporary jewelry pieces to the GIA Museum in 2004 − the first formal collection of jewelry to the Institute. The collection consists of classic signature pieces that capture the designers' aesthetics and techniques and unusual, eclectic gems.

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The GIA Museum showcases contemporary jewelry pieces donated by the American Jewelry Design Council.
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