GIA Museum receives jewelry set designed for pageant queen

The Gemological Institute of America’s Museum recently received INTA Gems’ Nightchime jewelry set designed for Miss California USA. INTA Gems, the official Jeweler of Miss California USA, donated the set during the JCK Show ~ Las Vegas on June 4.

The 14K white gold Nightchime necklace and earrings consist of 48 cabochon-shaped blue sapphires and 189 round brilliant white diamonds weighing a total of 46.02 cts. The original hand-drawn Nightchime design rendering and a photo of the current Miss California, Tamiko Nash, modeling the necklace and earrings were also donated to the GIA Museum.

“This gift is particularly meaningful because of its unique origins: the suite was created for Miss California USA to wear at the Miss USA pageant, and the designer, Peter Young, is a graduate of GIA,” said GIA Museum Director Elise Misiorowski.

INTA Gems, a wholesale and retail company based in Los Angeles, was established by Jerry and Connie Pheng Young in 1998. Their sons, Peter and Steven, are GIA graduates who wanted to give back to the Institute.