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Paula Crevoshay Lands in a Museum

TrendsOct 19, 2018

Paula Crevoshay Lands in a Museum

The jewelry designer’s work is the focus of an exhibition opening in December at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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Paula Crevoshay’s “Madame Butterfly” brooch, created in 2004, will be on display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s upcoming “Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection” exhibition. The brooch features opal, moonstone, blue zircon, aquamarine, garnet, sapphire, tourmaline and diamonds.

Los Angeles—The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County draws gem lovers to its mineral and gemstone collection, and now it will showcase those gems’ potential in the hands of a talented jewelry designer.

“Art of the Jewel: The Crevoshay Collection” will feature 54 works by Paula Crevoshay, including earrings, bracelets and brooches, alongside the museum’s loose gems and minerals.

The exhibition will highlight the journey of Crevoshay’s work, from rough mineral to polished gemstone to finished piece of jewelry, demonstrating the connection between nature, art and science, the museum said.


The “Lady Slipper” brooch, created in 2014, features a 21.46-carat natural abalone pearl, alongside opal, sapphire, peridot and tourmaline.

The works on display—most of which take their visual form from the natural world, depicting plants and insects—will showcase myriad stones, including opal, moonstone, diamonds, pearls and even domestic varieties like Montana sapphires and California and Maine tourmalines.

The exhibition’s opening reception will take place Dec. 6 and the show will be open to the public from Dec. 7 to May 12, 2019.

For more information about the museum, visit its website.
Ashley Davisis the senior editor, fashion at National Jeweler, covering all things related to design, style and trends.

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