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Brilliance: The Art and Science of Rare Jewels in Los Angeles

December 8, 2021 - February 20, 2022

Brilliance: The Art and Science of Rare Jewels features over 100 spectacular objects—necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and unmounted gems—that will be on display alongside minerals from the museum’s collection. The exhibition explores how rare gems and minerals are used in a wide variety of fields, from jewelry design to scientific research in geology, chemistry, physics, and other disciplines.  Drawn primarily from the works of master jewelry designer Robert Procop, the show includes striking examples of colored fancy diamonds, such as the largest green diamond in the world and one of the world’s largest pink diamonds. In addition to learning about how gems are used to make jewels, visitors will also discover how scientists use these exceptional stones to learn about Earth processes, and in turn, gain a better understanding of how our planet works.

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Start:
December 8, 2021
End:
February 20
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Website:
NHM.ORG/brilliance

Venue

Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles
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