Rock & Gem

The Wertz Gallery of Gems & Jewels


The Wertz Gallery of Gems & Jewels opened in 2007 and is a 2,000-square-foot addition to the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems dedicated to natural gem specimens that have been crafted into finished gemstones and jewelry. The Wertz Gallery is named after Ronald W. Wertz, a longtime President of the Hillman Foundation. The Wertz Gallery’s collection comprises 631 gems, crystals, and jewelry including a birthstone display, amber and large diamonds. Special exhibition­s often take place in this gallery. No photograph­y is allowed inside the Wertz Gallery.

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