Wertz Gallery: Gems & Jewelry
After observing the natural beauty of minerals and gems in Hillman Hall, venture into Wertz Gallery where the same natural specimens have been crafted into gemstones and jewelry. Approximately 500 gems, crystals, and pieces of jewelry are on display in the gallery’s permanent collection, which is supplemented by special exhibitions.
View beautifully crafted necklaces, extraordinary pieces of amber, large diamonds, and a full spectrum of artfully displayed birthstones. A rotating door of special exhibitions offer unusual and innovative designs including space age-inspired jewelry or garden-themed gem art.
- I had a successful trip to Tucson, Arizona in January/February of this year. This is an annual event where the Section of …Read More »
- This necklace made of sardonyx, a type of cryptocrystalline quartz, is on display in Wertz Gallery of Gems and Jewelry. Quartz has …Read More »
- Wertz Gallery displays an amber necklace that was a state gift from Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrei Gromyko to former secretary of …Read More »
- After 25 years at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Curator of Collections for the Section of Minerals, Marc Wilson, retired in August …Read More »