GIA Field Trip

If you missed our tour date but still want to see this incredible exhibit, contact GIA to arrange for a free docent-led tour of the  

Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA’s) 


“Centuries of Opulence:

Jewels of India”

 These jewels will be on exhibit at GIA through October 2018.

The San Diego Bead Society Members toured GIA on Friday, January 26, 2018


“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.

Visit these jewels at the GIA campus in Carlsbad. Make your reservation at least 24 hours in advance. For entry, all visitors must present a photo ID at the gates.