GIA to Host Iconic Diamonds Exhibit

Courtesy GIA 

Image by Alastair Laidlaw and Christine Marsden from Dream of Diamonds. White 18K gold necklace by Chatila featuring a 54.29 ct. yellow diamond and 67.1 cts. t.w. white diamonds

Seven diamond houses will showcase 25 iconic diamond pieces at GIA’s headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., in an exhibition to celebrate Dreams of Diamonds, the largest book ever published about the stones.

Adler, Chatila, Chow Tai Fook, Diacore, Diarough, Mouawad, and Munnu the Gem Palace are all lending pieces for the exhibit, which will contain more than 4,000 cts. Featured pieces include a pair of boots set with 1,527 cts. of diamonds and a 50.05 ct. D color, flawless diamond briolette. 

“The creators of Dreams of Diamonds were able to capture extraordinary diamond pieces in enchanting, ethereal settings,” said Terri Ottaway, curator of the GIA museum. “This exhibit is an ode to the wondrous world of diamonds, and we’re fortunate to share the artistry of these seven diamond houses with the public.”

The large-format book by British photography and design partners Alastair Laidlaw and Christine Marsden features art images of diamonds and diamond jewelry.

The exhibit will run April 29–May 11. Admission is free and open to the public, though reservations are required. Ticket information is available at

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