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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Gems and Precious Metals Exhibit

New exhibit in Waldo Library lobby, the symbolic significance, power, and beauty of gems and precious metals.

Information through books from the Rare Books Room, for example:

A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European treasures from the Hillwood Museum

Five Centuries of Jewellery

The Headley Treasure of Bibelots and Boxes

Some properties historically attributed to precious and semiprecious stones:

  • Amethyst – protection, cleansing, intuition
  • Diamond – purity, fidelity, love
  • Emerald – love, compassion, abundance
 Enjoy more in the display cases, through mid-July.