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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Jewelry Historians Tour of All That Glitters Exhibit in San Diego!


American Society of Jewelry Historians Offers Exclusive Tour of All That Glitters: The Splendor & Science of Gems & Minerals at San Diego Natural History Museum

Exhibit Curator Elise B. Misiorowski leads tour on Sat., August 7 at 9:45 a.m.

SAN DIEGO – The Southern California Chapter of The American Society of Jewelry Historians (ASJH) announced an exclusive tour of the new exhibition, All That Glitters: The Splendor & Science of Gems & Minerals, at the San Diego Natural History Museum on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at 9:45 a.m. This unique show highlights a wide range of spectacular natural mineral crystals, exquisite jewelry, and works of art. Exhibit curator and GIA Graduate Gemologist Elise B. Misiorowski will lead the tour for ASJH members and their guests.

The exhibition focuses on gemstones and minerals native to California including the rare state gemstone Benitoite - only found in San Benito County, California. Tour participants will also view dazzling pieces on loan from private collectors and major U.S. Institutions including the American Museum of Natural History; Gemological Institute of America; Harvard University Mineralogical Museum; and National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute. The exhibition will be at the Museum until May 15, 2012.

Tickets are $14 per person with RSVPs and payment required by August 1. Payment should be sent to:
American Society of Jewelry Historians
1333A North Avenue #103
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Phone/Fax (914) 235-0983
info@jewelryhistorians.org
http://www.jewelryhistorians.org

If payment is not received by August 1, tickets are $17 at the door.

The San Diego Natural History Museum is located at 1788 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101-1624; (619) 232-3821; http://www.sdnhm.org.

The group will meet at the Museum’s north entrance by the fig tree at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 7. For more information, contact Lauren Shore, Lauren@berbay.com or (310) 405-7335.



The American Society of Jewelry Historians (ASJH) is a non-profit educational organization committed to providing an up-to-date resource for those interested in jewelry-related subjects, including jewelry history, antique jewelry, and contemporary jewelry trends and designs.

American Society of Jewelry Historians
1333 A North Avenue #103
New Rochelle, NY 10804
Phone (914) 235-0983
http://www.jewelryhistorians.org
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