• GIA Dreams of Diamonds Exhibition - Basra Pearls

    The Dreams of Diamonds exhibition at the Carlsbad campus of the Gemological Institute of America was a rare collaboration that thrilled everyone in attendance. See the GIA article HERE.

    According to GIA, "This exotic necklace features an 18K gold and silver pendant which has 58.72 carats of rose cut diamonds. The strands and tassels are Basra pearls...

    MUNNU The Gem Palace was founded more than three centuries ago. The house's craftsmen were jewelers to India's Maharajas and British viceroys."

    Clearly, there is no argument about the provenance of these Basra pearls!

    And a snippet of video from the exhibition...


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