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.
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 »
Quartz var agate, a form of cryptocrystalline quartz, on display in Wertz Gallery of Gems and Jewelry. The microscopic crystals in cryptocrystalline …Read More »
Black Opal ring on display in Wertz Gallery: Gems and Jewelry at Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryRead More »