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New York Museum Extends ‘Garden of Green’ Exhibition

SourcingJan 17, 2024

New York Museum Extends ‘Garden of Green’ Exhibition

Visitors to the American Museum of Natural History now have until March to see the celebration of green jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels.

Garden of Green exhibit
The American Museum of Natural History has extended its “Garden of Green” exhibition, originally scheduled to close this month, to mid-March.
New York—The American Museum of Natural History has announced that its special exhibition celebrating green jewels has been extended.

Originally scheduled to close this month, “Garden of Green: Exquisite Jewelry from the Collection of Van Cleef & Arpels” can now be viewed through St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17. 

Located in the Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, the exhibition features 44 pieces of green gemstone jewelry from the collections of Van Cleef & Arpels over the past 100 years. 

Of these, 32 are on display from the first time in the United States.

Garden of Green showcases jewelry set with a variety of green colored gemstones, including peridot, malachite, emerald, and jade.

Van Cleef & Arpels Cydonia set
The Van Cleef & Arpels emerald “Cydonia” set, inspired by the quince tree, Cydonia oblonga, is accented with butterflies set with rare pink diamonds. The necklace and earrings feature 951 emeralds. (Photo courtesy of Van Cleef & Arpels)


“The maison is thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to be associated with the American Museum of Natural History. It has been stimulating to curate significant pieces of very high quality around this striking theme, the color green, which can speak to all visitors, curious and connoisseurs alike,” said Van Cleef & Arpels President and CEO Nicolas Bos said when the exhibition opened.

The curation is complemented by a variety of green minerals, carvings, and jewelry on view in the gem halls.

Notable pieces include the 632-carat Patricia Emerald, a jadeite jade incense burner from China, a behemoth beryl from Bumpus Quarry in Maine, and a piece from Morocco with pendants of aquamarine circa 1750.

Garden of Green: Exquisite Jewelry from the Collection of Van Cleef & Arpels is included with general admission. Timed-entry tickets must be reserved in advance

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