The Science of Rare Jewels

Explore every facet of gems and jewelry at Brilliance: The Art and Science of Rare Jewels

Blue Splendor of Ceylon

Discover how gems and minerals are used in a wide variety of fields, from jewelry design to scientific research in geology, chemistry, physics, and other disciplines.
Enter our Gem Vault and marvel at the brilliance of over one hundred spectacular objects—necklaces, bracelets, rings, earrings, and unmounted gems—drawn primarily from the works of master jewelry designer Robert Procop—that will be on display alongside minerals from the Museum’s collection only at NHM's Brilliance: The Art and Science of Rare Jewels.

Free timed tickets are required to enter the Gem and Mineral Hall and for this special exhibition. Pick up your tickets at the museum's ticket counters or at the entrance to the Gem and Mineral Hall on the day of your visit. Capacity is limited.