October 12, 2017 Centuries of Opulence: Jewels of India Exhibit, GIA

Diamonds from the Golconda region. Emeralds from Colombia. Rubies from Burma. Only the best would do to evoke maximum power to honor the gods and serve as talismans to enhance life and ward off evil. For more than 5,000 years, gems and jewelry have played an integral role in the sociopolitical history of India. Wars were fought and empires won and lost in pursuit of these riches.



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