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Somewhere In The Rainbow Announces New Gemstone Exhibit

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It’s a collaboration with the University of Arizona Mineral Museum.

(Press Release) TUCSON, AZ – Somewhere In The Rainbow is presenting A Modern Gem and Jewelry Collection, an exhibit presented in collaboration with University of Arizona Mineral Museum.

“We are thrilled for this collaboration of educational forces in the mineral, gemstone and jewelry world to be experienced and enjoyed,” said Shelly Sergent, curator of Somewhere In The Rainbow. “This will be the first time that the Somewhere In The Rainbow Collection will be available to this extent as an educational exhibition and we are honored to share it with U of A and all who visit.”

A multi-faceted exhibit opened to the public in Tucson beginning on Feb. 1, 2017, at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium. The exhibit showcases exquisite gems from the Somewhere In The Rainbow Modern Gem and Jewelry Collection. Visitors experience gemstones from six countries, marvel at the creations of master artisans and see minerals still in their raw state before they are cut into gemstones.

Impressive works from 20 lapidary artists and designers, all winners of the Spectrum Award from the American Gem Trade Association, are on display. Among many amazing specimens, the sapphire named Buddha Blue will dazzle visitors.

Faceted in 1400-1500AD, this gemstone inspired Somewhere In The Rainbow to showcase 11 of todays’ top gem cutters. Each of them bring their own style of gem cutting, and the glittering examples illustrate the evolution of cutting styles.

Visitors also learn about the history of gemology in a display of historical gemological tools that were used to identify and study gemstones through the ages.

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This collection comes from the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (known as Gem-A) and features historical equipment from geologist Basil Anderson.

The exhibit runs through Jan. 15, 2018, with paid admission to the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium.

For more information about the exhibit, contact Shelly Sergent at [email protected]

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