Prize-winning jewelry designs, gemstone carvings, and design renderings from some of the world’s most prestigious jewelry competitions are on display in a new exhibition at the Gemological Institute of America’s world headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. Titled “Best of the Best,” the exhibit features pieces from competitions such as the American Gem Trade Association’s Spectrum, Cutting Edge, and Platinum Honors Awards; the De Beers Diamond International Award; the Swarovski Signity World Facet Awards; the Perles de Tahiti Tahitian Pearl Trophy; and the Women’s Jewelry Association Diva Awards.
The exhibit, which is mounted in GIA’s Mikimoto Rotunda, features the work of artists such as Michael Dyber, Glenn Lehrer, G.G., Holly Croft, G.G., Paula Crevoshay, Barbara M. Berk, G.G., and Mark Schneider. Running through April 2003, the exhibit is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., except when the institute is closed for holidays. Admission is free.