The Carnegie Museum plays host to one of the most original jewellery exhibitions of the year.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm; Thursday 10am-8pm;
Sunday 12pm-5pm; closed Tuesdays
This futuristic exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History explores the subject of our universe and its inescapable influence on mankind. This is showcased via an eclectic range of more than 100 exhibits, many of which will delight jewellery fans. Cleverly combining scientific facts with decorative arts, exhibits range from celestial-inspired jewels and space-age creations from established artist jewellers - including futuristic designer Claudio Pino - to jewellery crafted from cosmic matter. Watch out for the solid gold replica of the lunar module from the first-ever Moon landing, produced by Cartier Paris and presented to the three astronauts who made space history in 1969.
Admission to museum: adults $19.95; seniors (65+) $14.95; students with ID and children aged 3-18 $11.95; members and children under 2 years of age free.
Van Cleef & Arpels cosmic masterpiece: the high jewellery Tampa necklace, complete with a green beryl planet and gem-encrusted rocket.