GIA Field Trip

Join us for a free docent-led tour of the  

Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA’s) 

new exhibit:


“Centuries of Opulence:

Jewels of India”


Friday, January 26, 2018

NEW TIME:  9:30-11:00 A.M. 


“Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India” explores the often intricate routes diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires and other gems decorating these pieces took from their sources across the globe. It delves into their religious and cultural symbolism, the wars fought for them and the historical tradition of gemology — the study of gems — in India. The pieces exhibited are on loan from a private collection.

Transportation will be on your own, and we will meet at the GIA campus in Carlsbad.  For entry, all visitors must present a photo ID at the gates (even if you’re not driving).  You are more than welcome to bring along a friend, even if that person is not a member of the San Diego Bead Society.  Just let us know how many people will be in your group when you RSVP.

A limited number of spots are available for this outing. If you would like to attend this field trip, please RSVP by January 10 by emailing us at  We will also be passing out a sign-up sheet again at our November 18 meeting.