The Art & Science Of Gems

May 19, 2016 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

The Art & Science Of Gems
6 Bayfront Avenue
#03-00 ArtScience Museum


http://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/van-cleef-and-arpels.html


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Bird Clip And Pendant



Opening Hours:
Daily 10am - 7pm
Temporary Exhibition 23 April 2016 - 14 August 2016


Admission Fees (In SGD $):
Adults: $17 or $10
Senior (65 Years & Above): $12.80 or $8.50
Child (2 - 12 Years): $10 or $6
Family: $39 or $26
The lower prices stated here are for Singapore Citizens & PR


Estimated Visiting Duration:
1 - 4 Hours


List Of Star Attractions (Must See):
Bird Clip And Pendant
Zip Necklace
Black Diamond
Elbaite Rubellite Variety Large Single Crystal
Model Of The Varuna Yacht
Wild Rose Minaudière


List Of Main Attractions (Good To See):
Mystère IV Necklace
Pallasite
Ludo Hexagon Bracelet
Facetted Cushion In Quartz Rock Crystal Variety
Polished Slab Of Malachite
Ballerina Clip


List Of Other Attractions (For A Complete Experience):
The Art & Science Of Gems & Surroundings
Gallery 1 Masterpiece
Gallery 2 Couture
Gallery 3 Abstractions
Gallery 4 Influences
Gallery 5 Education
Gallery 6 Cinema
Gallery 7 Precious Objects
Gallery 8 Nature
Gallery 9 Ballerinas, Fairies, & Icons



Dazzling Insights Into Exquisite Jewelry


(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 9
Visited: May-2016


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Opened on 23 April 2016, The Art & Science Of Gems is the latest temporary exhibition at the ArtScience Museum. Spread across 9 galleries, this vast exhibition features over 450 pieces of jewellery selected from the Van Cleef & Arpels Collection, and over 250 gems and minerals from the renowned collection of the French National Museum Of Natural History. You'll come to appreciate the relationship between the science of mineralogy, and the art of crafting the finest jewellery and gems.

Walking amongst all these dazzling, colourful, masterfully crafted pieces is amazing. Each sub-section has a brief description on the precious stone, or precious metal, being showcased. The flow of the exhibition traces the 7 major principles critical to the formation of precious stones / precious metals; these include Pressure, Temperature, Transport, Water, Oxygen, Life, and Metamorphism. Alongside these are exquisite examples of jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels, showing the distinctive style and craftsmanship of the house.

In particular, the Zip Necklace, a set of several necklaces designed to resemble and function exactly like a zipper, is a marvel of design, able to transform into a bracelet! Also outstanding is the Bird Clip And Pendant, a unique gem able to be worn as earrings, or a brooch, while parts of it can even be detached and worn as a pendant!

If you're planning a visit to The Art & Science Of Gems exhibition, do note that the admission price is SGD $17 per adult, or SGD $10 for adult Singaporeans, and allocate between 1 - 4 hours for viewing. General photography is allowed, but not flash photography. The security here is also very strict about guests not touching the clear cases of the exhibits. While children are allowed in, the overall environment is not child-friendly, so kids may get bored.


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Mystère IV Necklace


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