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Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India

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Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India

Location: Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Museum

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Thursday, February 15
2:00 p.m.

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This private, guided walking tour of the Gemological Institute of America features an exhibition of 50 exquisite Indian jewelry and objects on loan from a private collection. Never before displayed publicly, these pieces—including several from the magnificent Mughal Empire—showcase more than 300 years of adornment from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

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Location: Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Museum, World Headquarters and The Robert Mouawad Campus. Please assemble at the entrance gates by 1:45 p.m.

During this tour, your guide will use audio headsets in order to help reduce the ambient noise and keep a quiet learning environment for students. GIA provides sanitized headphones; however, you are welcome to bring your own ear buds or headsets.

Security Instructions:

GIA Security will ask for identification; please have it ready.

Drivers must have a valid Driver’s License.

All guests over the age of 15 must have a valid government issued photo ID.

Security will direct you to visitor parking.

Sponsored by the Committee for the Arts of the Indian Subcontinent

Free for CAIS members | $10 Museum members | $5 students | $15 nonmembers

Featured: Robert Weldon/GIA, Courtesy of a Private Collection. This Mughal era gold horn pendant features a 125 carat Colombian emerald engraved in Arabic with salutations of peace. Made for a ruler of the Kingdom of Mysore, it is set with diamonds, Burmese rubies, emerald beads and pearls.
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February 15, 2018
2:00 pm
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