Garden of Green

June 10, 2023 — March 17, 2024

Now Open

Included with General Admission.
Floor 1, Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, Meister Gallery

Choker-style necklace comprised of emeralds and diamonds.
Van Cleef & Arpels
Now on view: A new exhibition of jewelry featuring green gemstones, from the collections of renowned French high jewelry maison Van Cleef & Arpels.
Interior view of Garden of Green special exhibition room, with wall text reading "Variations of Green" and "Peridot" over displays of jewelry.
Garden of Green: Exquisite Jewelry from the Collection of Van Cleef & Arpels is on view in the Melissa and Keith Meister Gallery.
Alvaro Keding/© AMNH

Garden of Green: Exquisite Jewelry from the Collection of Van Cleef & Arpels is a dazzling celebration of green gemstones as featured in jewelry over the past 100 years, from the apple-green of peridot to the dark, deep green of malachite.

The exhibition includes 44 pieces, 32 of which are on view in the U.S. for the first time, from the collections of renowned French high jewelry maison Van Cleef & Arpels, which since its founding in 1906 has designed jewelry and watches inspired by nature’s lightness, proportions, creatures, and colors.

The exhibition is on view in the Melissa and Keith Meister Gallery, within the Museum’s new Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals, and is included with all admission.

Garden of Green showcases glamorous green jewels, across seven categories, including emerald, jadeite jade, peridot, malachite chrysoprase, and green chalcedony.